With Mahasivaratri only days away, pilgrims are already beginning to arrive from other countries for this most powerful and spiritual festival honoring Parasivam, the formless aspect of God Siva.
Puvaneswary Roberts arrived from the Netherlands on her fourth pilgrimage to the Aadheenam. Praful Patel and Jayshree Patel arrived from the airport and drove immediately to the Kauai Aadheenam. They are here from Winnnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for their annual pilgrimage and 5th visit to this temple.
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.