Valluvan, Thilagarani and their daughter Kayshana are here from Malaysia on their third pilgrimage. They have attended Gurudeva mahasamadhi events, Skanda Shasthi pujas, and now wanted to attend Ganesha Chaturti here.
The Suthaker Family from Edmonton is here for a few days. They are originally from Sri Lanka and moved to Canada many years ago. Both of their two daughters were born in Canada. They visited our media lab this morning and chatted with Paramacharya Palaniswami.
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."