Panna Nagarsenker (on right) with her daughter Varsha, son-in-law and friend visited for the first time from the east coast of USA, fulfilling a wish from many years ago. Panna and her daughter wish to study our Master Course trilogy together.
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Nice caption:PANNA NAGARSENKER VISITS FROM THE THE EAST COAST! So as you scroll down the first thing you see in the picture below the caption is Shiva (or Nagashankar) ensconced in the Pannaga or Vasuki the five-headed snake–atop the Iraivan gopuram. This piece of sculpture did come here fron the East or India.
It is only when you scroll further down you see that caption refers to a lady named Panna Nagasenker at the bottom of the picture. Now is that a coincidence or Siva or what?
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.