We continue our retrospective on Bodhinatha’s mission as he moves to Southern California.
There is much to celebrate when we are on the spiritual path, not the least of which is that we miraculously discovered the spiritual path in the first place. For those not yet connecting with the Tweets on TAKA, we share this photo taken by Greg Rogers during the pada puja in Carlsbad, California a couple of days back. This and other photos can be found under the "Monastery Twitter Updates" on TAKA. It's all part of the new ability of the monks to send updates of Bodhinatha's travels along with photos right from their iPhone, no matter where they are. If you click on the yfrog.com links in a Tweet you will see the photo.
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.