When one looks at this beautiful temple, it is amazing to think that it was carved and assembled put together with such simple tools. Of course there is the crane and the forklift but the rest is done with nothing but hammer, chisels and simple measuring and alignment tools.
The temple always reminds me of our sadhana; a beautiful and elaborate structure constructed using simple tools. These tools are used with great skill and dedication according to an ancient agamic plan under the direction of an inspired satguru. It is such a beautiful thing!
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.