Manickam family– Sishyas Rajkumar, Ananda and daughter Saroja Devi are here on pilgrimage from Colorado.
Saroja’s father Rajkumar took a photo of her, which she then uploaded onto the SSC website as her new personal profile photo.
Before the Manickam family met with Bodhinatha, their daughter Saroja logged in to our new private Saiva Siddhanta Church website to take a tour and learn how to upload images. Dasan, Shakti and Chudika Mahadevan joined in.
"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.