On Saturday, March 28, a ceremony awarding the 2009 HIndu Organization of the Year to the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was celebrated at Dr. Mihir Meghani’s home in northern California.
To celebrate the awards ceremony, on behalf of Hinduism Today, Kulapati Easan Katir and Kulapati Deva Rajan offer complimentary copies of the current Hinduism Today issue to the Board Members, Executive Council and members of HAF.
The Boad and Executive Council of HAF with the beautiful plaque commemorating the 2009 Hindu Organization of the Year Award.
Suhag Shukla, one of the founders, with Dr. Mihir Meghani.
Kulapati Deva Rajan talks about the feature article on the Hindu American Foundation in this issue.
An assembled crowd of 50+ people, including Fremont Councilman Steve Cho.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.