Anand Yegnanarayan family is on pilgrimage from Los Angeles area. They last visited when their son, Abhinav, was six months old. Now he is five. Abhinav showed talent for bharata natyam dance, so he's now enrolled in a dance school. He demonstrated some dance moves for Bodhinatha.
Formal Master Course students Mrunal, Padmaja and Pooja Patel are here on pilgrimage to attend Satguru Purnima padapuja tomorrow morning.
In Patanjali's comments on the niyamas he speaks on religious action, kriya, bringing about samadhi and attenuating the kleshas. We think we have to be detached from that which we are attracted to but we also need to overcome aversion. It's easier to be finite, to have a past and a future than to be infinite, without past and future, so, we're clinging to life. The kleshas are the root source of karma. Quiet mental activity produced by the kleshas through meditation and achieve santosha, peace of mind. "Men of discrimination see sorrow in all experience."