[Photo: Bodhinatha in Mahabalipuram on earlier Innersearch]
The Ganapati Kulam gave their news today. Paramacharya Palaniswami has been working on the picture for the Parampara book, which will most be all in the back in pictorial section. He also continues sourcing images and doing graphical design for Bodhinatha’s education Keynote presentations. Acharya Kumarswami is working on the Parampara book also, nearly full time. Acharya Arumugaswami has been focused a lot lately on work on Himalayan Acres nursery. Sivakatirswami has been working on his Hinduism Today articles, editing and posting Bodhinatha’s talks to the website and daily TAKA. Senthilnathaswami is focused on the quarterly release of the April issue of Hinduism Today on our website (see www.hinduismtoday.com), on a hardware refresh involving our computer monitors, preparations for an upcoming trip with Bodhinatha to Texas, development of ebook versions of the Master Course Trilogy and other projects. Sadhaka Satyanatha is working on a marvelous feature story for the next issue of Hinduism Today which is focused on India’s World Heritage Sites.
We also had several meetings continuing the planning and design discussions for the Himalayan Academy web site upgrade and renovation.
Focus on being a soul, not the body, mind and emotions. When we think of ourselves as a soul we're able to move forward and get closer and closer to Siva. That's the whole idea of Saiva Siddhanta. A negative self-concept is an obstacle. We can change our self-concept through applying Gurudeva's teachings, affirming every day that we are a divine being. Vasana daha tantra: Going back and understanding experiences; clearing up the reactions to the past.