On Saturday, May 2nd an all-day Saivite Children’s Camp was held in Boca Raton, Florida for the community’s children.
Twelve children of all ages attended the camp which was conducted by Rishi Thondunathan. Children were instructed about the Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, A Hindu Primer, Ten Questions about Hinduism and more from Gurudeva’s book, Dancing with Siva.
The camp began with a Puja to Siva Yogaswami and Gurudeva. The parents of the children also attended the Camp.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.