Anand Yegnanarayan family is on pilgrimage from Los Angeles area. They last visited when their son, Abhinav, was six months old. Now he is five. Abhinav showed talent for bharata natyam dance, so he's now enrolled in a dance school. He demonstrated some dance moves for Bodhinatha.
Formal Master Course students Mrunal, Padmaja and Pooja Patel are here on pilgrimage to attend Satguru Purnima padapuja tomorrow morning.
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.