The silpis on their way back to India from Kauai arrived for satsang at the home of Aravindraj in Malaysia. Welcome!
The Pada Puja begins, abhishekam items are poured and arati is performed. It is such a great blessing to be able to perform the padapuja to our satguru!
After the puja, everyone prostrates
The silpis later comment that they feel blessed to be able to attend. They actually sing a song for the satguru, which they often sang while at the aadheenam.
An elder garlands the silpis to honor them. They have done such a wonderful job of building Iraivan Temple. The silpis themselves commented that the experience of building Iraivan Temple was unlike any other and wondered if they would ever get a chance to do something like this again. They spoke about the many blessings they received and prayers that were miraculously answered while they were away from their families to serve our great God Siva on Kauai. Jai to the wonders of Iraivan Temple!
…and jai to the Kailasa Parampara who made this all possible!
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.