The monks are working on the application for next year's Innersearch Kauai, a ten-day inner and outer adventure from June 12 to 21, 2010. Reminded us of the 2001 European Innersearch aboard the garguantuan MS Amsterdam. Here Gurudeva asks the captain to step aside for a moment while he takes the helm of the 69,000-ton vessel.
During dinner that night some pirates boarded and tried to steal Gurudeva's peach ice cream, but the crew thwarted the theft. Clearly, Gurudeva was not to be intimidated.
Those interested in next year's Innersearch Travel-Study Program can stayed tuned to TAKA, where in the weeks ahead a formal announcement will be made.
The parents and brother of Sadhaka Nandinatha continue their discoveries of Kauai. Here they are visiting the bird park in Kilauea.
And the famed lighthouse.
Rishi Thondunathan asked for a poster of the monks to take back to Kopay, Sri Lanka next month, and the Ganapati Kulam designed this one, which in its real size is three by four feet.
Our gifted artisans from India take a day off and visit the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta