We are back after a three-day retreat. Here are some photos from last phase’s pilgrims.
Jai and Ganga Murugan on pilgrimage from Edmonton, Canada. Longtime devotees, on this visit they were reinstated as formal sishyas in Saiva Siddhanta Church
Kondapi family from Phoenix, Arizona, coming toward the close of their pilgrimage. The daughters Meera and Manu sang beautifully every day; Anil and Jyothi study the Master Course trilogy lessons every day at home. We will be including some of the songs by the sister’s in the music library of our new web site.
Mr. and Mrs. Umakanthan with daughter Janani and grandson Kailash visiting from southern California and New York. Three of them have visited many times before, but this is Kailash’s first visit since being born.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.