Another addition to our exotic mushroom collection. These tend to appear for a day or two at a time near our Nepalese Ganesha entrance. We refer to them affectionately as our “crystal mushroom.” You can see why. Sometimes they are milky, as this one, and sometimes totally clear like glass.
"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.