Dr. Saras Sivaloganathan (not in photo) and his wife (in purple sari who is originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka) are here visiting from Surrey, England. Also two families from Texas – Shruthi, Ravi and Eshan Halekote are all originally from Bangalore, and on the far right are Damayantiben K. Patel and his wife from Houston. Mr. Patel stated that his experience to the temple and Aadheenam here was “the highlight of his visit to Kauai.”
Our mother Vicki with her son Senthilnathaswami, on a tour of Iraivan temple today before she leaves the island to return home. Thank you, Vicki, for all your love and light!
"Adjust yourself to the realization that you are a divine being, a self-effulgent, radiant being of light."
Jyoti is the Sanskrit word for inner light. To bestow on devotees terms that were more specific, Gurudeva developed the Shum Language of Meditation. In Shum the word for the light that lights up the mind is balikana. During Shum meditation there is an indrawing of forces to realize balikana, a moon-like glow, leading to iftye a deeper kind of inner light which, in turn, leads to milinaka, a sustained iftye which doesn't go away and can be sustained after we've finished our meditation.