Hindu Visitors arrived from all parts of the Mainland on Memorial Day, many for the first time.
Resting in the shade of the Meditation Pavilion are Anjana and Ashutosh Rastogi with Ashutosh's father, Kunwar B. Rastogi all from Odessa, TX. "What a beautiful and spiritual place this is" remarked Ashutosh. "We definitely want to come here again."
A group from the "Astro Convention" arrived for the morning puja and a tour of the Iraivan Temple. The Convention is headed by Vedic Astrologer, Dennis Harness "Dayananda", (far right in orange) who is well known to the Swamis here.
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.