One of the major events in Mauritius was a seminar on "What is Hinduism" at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Center. Over 300 participants attended…
The day before the seminar at SVICC, Kulamata Kavita Mardemotoo and Mrs Vani responsible for our Spiritual Park Mini iMela had a meeting with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami about the the Spiritual Park database at the residence of Kulapati Rajen Manick at Goodlands.
Shanmugathaswami and Rajen going over Mac database applications for the Spiritual Park.
Young Sivarathna Manick offering a painting of Lord Ganesha he made himself to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
The Manick family for a souvenir photo with Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami ….
On Saturday April 11 a public seminar was organised at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Center for the general Hindu public of the island. The seminar started with an arati to Lord Ganesha, performed by Shanmuganathaswami.
Every participant stood up during the arati…
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami opening the seminar ….
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami talk was supported by a wonderful powerpoint presentation.
Participants listened attentively.
Time for the coffee break…
For many it was their first experience of a spiritual seminar.
Many young couples attended the event…
Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami about to answer a few questions from the participants.
A souvenir photo before lunch at the bust of Swami Vivekananda. More photos of this SVICC event in next TAKA. Aum.
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.