The Sutaria family visited yesterday and today from St. Louis area, Missouri. They attended the 6am Siva homa this morning and also had the opportunity to witness Bodhinatha placing the first gold leaf on the Iraivan Temple rajagopuram capstone. They were very happy to have found our place and remarked that it must be a great place for doing sadhana.
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.