Retreat after death

A cyber devotee asks if it is alright to meditate in the shrine room during the 31 day retreat after a death in the family. Gurudeva says that meditation is fine during ths period but one should not go to the temple, perform arati in the shrine room and visit holy men and women. Gurudeva also says that traditional Hindus would meditate in another room and not the shrine room.

Photo of  Gurudeva
It is an error to say that the universe is mere illusion, for it is entirely real when experienced in ordinary consciousness, and its existence is required to lead us to God.
—Gurudeva