Ravi, Sheela, Aarti and Mayuresh are here for a week. They will become Vrata Sishya soon.
Aarti and Mayuresh are collaborating with the Sivakatirswami on making card cames from a set of Yamas and Niyamas cards. They also helped Arumugaswami as a focus team for all the stories that are now published in the Yamas and Niyamas books.
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Prostrations To Lord Ganesa! Very beautiful and Loving Family. Keep up the good work You innspire us all. Such happy children of our great God Siva!You are blessed to have such dedicated parents and this wonderful family of Monks and GuruJi to guide you.Aum Shanti.
Jai Ganesha!!! Can’t wait to play the games! Thanks for all the hard work, games are wonderful learning tools, I am sure I will have a great time with the yamas and niyamas cards when they are available! Om Shanti!
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.