Gurudeva made the Self, which is unknowable, understandable. He made the impossible achievable. He made the inexpressible utterable. He made the unthinkable inevitable.
Today we saw some progress on the new entrance gate for the monastery, which you may recall will have a lotus blossom theme. Here is a bud, which is about six inches long, coming into shape.
And a lotus flower. There are several buds and flowers and even a seed pod on the gate.
Thanks to our Gurudeva, for his spirit, his many gifts to us that have changed lives and destinies. Even strangers to the monastery (shown here) looked on him with such admiration and wonder, that such a human being walked the Earth in this day and age. OK, he strode the Earth.
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Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.