We also received a few days back a special box from Honolulu, filled with about 100 Rudraksha trees, each just 4 inches high. These are the trees that make the smaller beads for malas. So in the future we will have those kind of malas available in the MiniMela. Ronald, thanks, and also for the box of beads from your own tree! Sow, must have been 5,000 of them.
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.