Grace of being……what an incredibly splendid and loving pathway Gurudeva opened and forged, along with all of his devoted monks, for countless beings…….remarkable infinite presence, revealing an abundance of wonder and splendor …….beyond words! Joy!
in continual gratitude for the bounty he brought into play, aum shanti, aum namah sivaya, me ke aloha, Leonora
"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.