Before departing, Bodhinatha was shown the future site for a temple.
A few minutes outside of the city nestled in the farm land of Calgary, 42 acres has been purchased by three Hindu groups. One of those groups, The Murugan Society, will be building a Murugan temple. They plan to purchase a large trailer building and use that to house Murugan and start the worship. Fund raising for a permanent temple will commence. Bodhinatha has been invited back to see the temple project. Jai Muruga!
Bodhinatha is shown the future Site of Calgary’s Murugan temple
Our two hosts, Panch Panchalingam on the left and Raj Pillai on the right, have been instrumental in pushing this temple project forward. We look forward to seeing Murugan's new Canadian home.
A short flight to Edmonton and two more uplifting events.
Hopefully you will come through my province, Alberta, again Sri Bodhinatha. It was disappointing to have missed your counsel at the center there, because currently I’m in another part of the province, further south (called Lethbridge).
I’m so glad to hear of a temple being built here, and to know that you were at the site is just really awesome.
Jai Guru Bodhinatha
Aum Namah Sivayah
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.