Our monastery has been watching the inner growth of our new monastics with pride. We, more than anyone else, know how challenging, intense and immensely rewarding this path is.
This is Sadhaka Tandavanatha.
Gurudeva said, in his inimitable way, that “The group helps the individual and the individual helps the group.” Their commitment to inner unfoldment, their humility and dedication, are a help to the monastery as a whole.
Sadhaka Nandinatha chanting the Annapurna blessings.
As anyone on the path knows, destinations are often a surprise to the destined. Sadhana takes us to an inner reality that has always been there, but amazes us all the same.
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.