Visitors from Los Altos Hills, California were all very surprised (as so many visitors have been in the past) that there is a beautiful all hand-carved white granite Siva temple here on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
After attending the morning puja in the Kadavul Temple, our visitors then toured the Iraivan Temple. Here Tara, Sushila, and Jasu Patel, and Many and Bhanu Soma pose with a local resident visitor in front of the sacred Iraivan Temple.
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.