The much anticipated and eagerly awaited seminar -- Hindu Tools For Success by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami has materialized. The event was held at Kala Mandapam, Scott Road, Kandaswamy Temple, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur on 19th September, 2009. Now, we bring forward to you 3 parts series of some exciting happenings before and during the seminar.
Banners with stands promoting Iraivan Temple and What is Hinduism? book
Sister Vasantha, a graphic designer, created these simple and eye catching banners. Thank you sister for these wonderful banners!!
Youths helping out making a Koolam!!
Kulamatha Lalitha and family members preparing Rudraksha booth.
Video presentation at another corner promoting Iraivan and Aadheenam.
Kulapathi Dhasan and daughter preparing scripts.
Nitya Shankaran helps out decorating the main stage.
Gurudeva on the stage -- a lovely decoration.
Meanwhile, Iraivan’s Floor Stone Fund Raising Team booth had their first direct sponsor. Madhu is explaining and helping a seminar participant.
Hiranya, Kulapathi Balu Devado’s son is now already busy handling partcipants at his booth,Minimela Malaysia.
Attractive fund raising items such a phampltes, key chains, handicrafts, books Gurudeva’s figurine, sacred plants were on display for sales. Participants and devotees joyously purchased for their home. They’d an overwhelming support!!
Seminar participants and church family members waiting for Bodhinatha’s arrival.
It was raining heavily in Kuala Lumpur for the past few days. However, as soon as Bodhinatha set His Holiness feet at Kalamandapam, the rain stopped, clouds cleared and we’re getting very excited. We knew today would be a great evening with His presence.
Bodhinatha was given pada puja and then HH gently stepped into to Kalamandapam.
"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