It is the last day of Sadhu Paksha… Tomorrow we raise the flag of the Jivana Ritau.
Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami have returned from Germany where they were looking into options for setting up a distribution center for our literature in Europe. They are now safe and sound in London and will be with devotees there for a few days, returning to Kauai on the 19th.
"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.