Darshan meeting with Saravan Veylan who has completed his law schooling and is now an intern at a law firm in Vancouver. He is following in his father's foot steps who is a prominent lawyer in Edmonton, Canada. Well done, Saravan!
Manikam Senthivel family took such good care of Bodhinatha during his stay in Vancouver. His meals were prepared with love and cooked in the traditional Tamil style. Thank you to the entire family for the wonderful meals.
Bodhinatha enjoys an early morning walk.
Bodhinatha stands by two elephants smaller but a bit similar to the elephants that have been carved in India for Iraivan temple
The city of Vancouver is underegoing a makeover for the 2010 Winter Olympcs. Above is an electric train station that will run from the airport to down town Vancouver. New buildings have sprouted up all over the city.
Olympic stores are all over selling, you guessed it, Olympic gear.
Sumi is one of several Olympic mascots. Bodhinatha flies to Calgary next. See you tomorrow.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.