A two-day Saivite Summer Camp was held in Chicago on June 14th and
15th. Thirty-four children of all ages attended this year’s event
which was conducted by Rishi Thondunathan. Children were instructed
about the Nine Beliefs of Hinduism, karma, Dharma, Yamas and Niyamas,
and more from Gurudeva’s book, Dancing with Siva.
Every day classes began with the morning worship.
Last day at a public event where the children gave their
A message from Satguru Bodhinatha was read at the event.
Children who participated at the camp received trophies
Parents and well-wishers at the event.
For the field trip, the group visited the Hindu Temple of Aurora.
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.