These two lovely families arrived from Cerritos, CA to attend the morning puja and later toured the Iraivan Temple. Hamendra and Rekha Doshi were here with their daughter, Vidhi and are originally from Mumbai. While Suresh and Anju Bansal and their daughter, Nisha are originally from Delhi. Both families felt deeply moved by their experience here and stated that "this was one of the most spiritual places they had ever visited."
"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.