We pick up our travel log of Bodhinatha’s mission to Australia again today. On February 15th evening near Sydney, a Iraivan Temple fundraising dinner was organized by Mathini and Chandran Wigneswaran and others. Nearly 400 people attended the event.
A kolam design at the entrance of the hall
Students of Srimathi Anusha Tharmaraja gave a bharatanatyam performance choreographed to Natchintanai music
Bodhinatha gave a spiritual discourse
Mrs. Mathini Wigneswaran giving the "vote of thanks"
Dinner attendees enjoying getting darshan at the end
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.