Bodhinatha, Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami completed their missions in Denver and Kansas City, where they visited with RRDonnelly, the printer of Hinduism today and our fulfillment Center at the Printing Connection where all our publications are warehoused.
They then flew to San Francisco and today they had meetings with consultants who are connectrf with the Hindu Heritage Endowment and tomorrow they fly to Los Angeles.
"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.