Siva Yogaswami (1872-1964) said in Natchintanai, at two places that I know of, the following:
(1) Even if famine and army come
Even if the land is burned by fire
We will not be in fear—oh parrot
Arumugan (Nallur Murugan) is our refuge
(2) When famine and army come—Vel Vel
Don’t fail to repeat Siva’s name (Namah Sivaya)
Siva Yogaswami had foreseen what is going to come in the future—the sufferings of Tamils in Sri Lanka, and He had given us hope and a way to relief ourselves from the oncoming Karma too: Nallur Murugan is our refuge, and Aum Namah Sivaya is our shield. It is really a heart warming feeling that the Nandinatha parampara is taking care of the suffering souls in Sri Lanka from this and the inner worlds.
THANK YOU SWAMIS.
"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.