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.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.