A picture from guest who came a few days ago. Vasudeva and Kamala Paniker from Pennsylvania and family relatives K. Venugopal and his wife Madhavi from Chicago who are lifetime subscribers of Hinduism Today. The other young couple are newlyweds, Prasant and Donna Radhakrishnan from Oakland, CA visiting for the first time. Prasant is a fusion musician, who combines carnatic music and jazz on his alto saxaphone.
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.