Malaysian devotees were extremely honored to have Rishi Thondunathan and his mother at Iraivan Illam last Sunday.
Rishi Thondunathan is serving the Sri Lankan Tamil community by teaching religious and cultural concepts at summer camps and retreats for children, and comforting the elderly and needy in their homes, as well as hospitals and care facilities.
Thondunathan also continues to travel to Sri Lanka periodically to supervise innovations to the Kottam's services as well as visiting and providing services to various orphanages and schools in Sri Lanka.
Rishi Thondunatha and his mother were honored by our most known and respected devotee,"Aunt Sanskrit".
Rishi Thondunatha shared many inspiring stories of our Guru Parampara…
Ardent listeners were inspired by his stories of Kadaitswami..Chellappaswami..Yogaswami..and Gurudeva..
We were blessed to be given vibhuti prasadam by his mother.
One of the Sunday Class students were lucky enough to celebrate his birthday in presence on Rishi Thondunatha..
Jai to our Guru Parampara!!!
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Having known these two good souls I can say the most important quality in them is that they praise each child’s virtues and fill that child with enthusiasm and happiness, and use that virtue for service that would eventually benefit that child also. They also recognize that elderly people are able to do lot of service because they are experienced.
May the Supreme Lord bless both Rishi Thondunathan and his Mother with good health and long life for continued service to their people.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras