Hindu tools for success -- A talk by HH Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami at PGP Mandapam, Sri Srenivasa Perumal Temple, Serangon Road, Singapore on 15th April,2009 at 7.00pm. The seminar was organised by The Hindu Centre, Singapore.
Bodhinatha dwelled on "What is true success?". His Holiness talk delivery were crisp, precise and crystal clear to seminar participants.They had a very productive and wonderful evening. HH addressed by questions by exploring the Hindu goals of life: Dhrama(Virtue), Artha(wealth),Kama(Love) and Moksha(Liberation)and how to pursue on these four aspects of life
Hindu Centre President, Mr Nathan opening speech, welcoming Bodhinatha and seminar participants.
A section of parcipants. A total of about 150 people attended this seminar. A considerable good crowd presence for a weekday event.
A shear joy and all had a wonderful evening listening to Bodhinatha's talk. His Holiness talk on how to use Hindu tools for success had significant addressed many worrying minds on how to apply them effectively admist this trying economy situation.
His Holiness Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. Examines specific tools, such as enduring happiness,affirmation, learning from mistakes,temples and steadfastness that can be used to increase our success and achieving goals.
Seminar participants having blessings from Bodhinatha after the seminar.
Shanmuganathaswami accompanied Bodhinatha.
Singapore Church members too participanted and took this oppurtunity to get blessings.
Bodhinatha -- All smiles with love at one of the participants who prostrates.
Adjounring for dinner after the event.
Books sales by Hindu Centre members near the Mandapam foyer.
This book, Thirumantiram by Saint Thirumullar catches many participants’ eyes at the books sale booth.
Light dinner at a restaurant adjacent to Perumal temple.
Thank You Mr. Gurunathan (President, Hindu Centre, Singapore) for inviting Bodhinatha. Everyone had a fabulous evening indeed.
"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