Vikas and Shreya Ghelani visited Kauai for the first time from San Jose, California. They were eager to converse with Bodhinatha and had several good questions for him, like how to control thoughts from running wild, not worrying about future, etc.
Our Hawaiian sunny, hot days of spring/summer are just getting started. The ground has dried up and now it's easy to do abhishekam at the Narmada Lingam without getting our feet muddy and slipping. Shreya worships after bathing the lingam.
And then Vikas
Another hot day with temps in the high 80’s and a hazy layer of ‘vog’ floating over Kauai from the volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Guests Vikas Ghelani and Shreya Bhati (right) from California with four friends for a tour of the Iraivan Temple.
Sri, Sri, Sri, Shankara Baba from Chennai (center) is traveling across the United States visiting his devotees. Today he was a guest of the Kauai Aadheenam and arrived with approximately ten devotees from the Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Temple in San Jose, CA.
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.