The five popular Hindu History lessons that have been presented in Hinduism Today over the last 3 years have all been compiled into a book that came off the press a few days ago.
Acharya Arumuganathaswami worked closely with Professor Siva Bajpai on this series over a five-year period.
The book will be released at the Uberoi Foundation Conference being held in Los Angeles this weekend.
Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Sannyasin Sivakatirswami will be attending the second day of the conference. Arumuganathaswami will be giving a twenty-minute Keynote presentation on issues of Hindu history in American text books, the story behind the creation of the history book and strategies for Hindu educators moving forward. Sivakatirswami will give a short presentation on Hinduism Today.
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