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.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta