The recent Golden Gate Mission Satsang was full of lovely songs.
Devika singing at satsang; Bhavani accompanying
K Padmanabhan and wife Visalakshi are Venkat and Jayashree’s (her parents) are visiting their daughter in San Ramon.They are from a town near Chennai. Will be here ’til August. Visalakshi sang a beautiful Muruga song. Both mother and daughter sang Muruga songs today which uplifted us all.
In the other pictures, Devika sang and Jothi Param did as well, Bhavani Param played veena. Lots of culture today.
I didn’t get a picture, but Deepa Param spent two days cooking the entire feast for satsang today, served on biodegradable plates made of sewn-together leaves. It was delicious, and a nice break for all the other ladies, who ordinarily bring pot luck.
Dharma is religious patterns which when followed promote the wellbeing of the individual, the family and society. Patterns so that the soul matures and gets closer to God, closer to realizing the Divinity within. Dharma is: "The orderly fulfillment of an inherent nature or destiny," working on instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Destiny is fixed: Realization. Personal dharma, "your own perfect pattern in life", is different for the sannyasin and the householder.