A two day Saivite Children’s Camp was held on April 24th and 25th in St. Louis, Missouri for the community’s children. The camp 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 parents of the children also attended the Camp.
For the field trip, the group visited the Hindu Temple of St. Louis. Satguru Bodhinatha has visited this temple last year.
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.