Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami meets Mauritius MC Students

On Sunday 12, in the evening, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami met a few enrolled Master Course Mauritius students at Quatre Bornes. Here the Guru is traditionally welcomed.

At a small granite Ganesha installed under a fountain and small pool in the front yard.

The students are gathered around the Guru to listen to His message….

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami stressed on the concept of progress and gave some practical examples about how to measure spiritual progress while studying the Master Course.

A few questions came up from the MC students….

Some parents were there accompanying the youth who were enrolled as MC students.

After inspiring everyone to be consistent with their MC studies and correspondence course, the students were called forward for Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Blessings.

Vandana Nathoo and her little baby…

Selven is moving to his next MC Level course….

Veena, from Flacq…

Sanjeeva…

Bala Krishna…

Runjit Munohur ….

Samoo Pillay has been instrument to various construction projects at the Spiritual Park.

Poshan Munian

Ananda Mootoocurpen hosted this MC gathering at his residence. On the whole it was a very nice spiritual meeting between the MC students and their Spiritual Preceptor, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.

View of Iraivan From Afar

The next issue of Hinduism Today will carry a feature story on the Iraivan temple. It is unusual as we normally avoid putting ourselves forward in the magazine as it is a public service to all Hindus. But because the main structure is complete it seems a timely moment to do a feature story.

We had a classic Kauai day with the mountain clearing in the early morning sunlight. Using a wide angle lens we capture the Wailua river, Nani Kaua falls and Iraivan temple in the distance. Click here for a high resolution version of the same.

California chili peppers from Moraga Farms

Yogi Jothinatha ventured through the kitchen this morning while the crew was opening a just-arrived FedEx surprise package. Inside the box was dried chili peppers and some Jaffna style curry powder (50% ground roasted chilis and 50% roasted coriander) that's been grown and packed with love. Our thanks to the devas at Moraga Farms!

Gurudeva's Masterpiece in the Noble Gujarati Language

Gurudeva's remarkable legacy books, his Master Course trilogy, have been translated into Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Marathi and partially in French. Now comes another exciting language. Gujarati. Gujarati is an official national and regional language of India. It is spoken by approximately 46 million people, making it the twenty-third most widely spoken language in the world today. In India, some 45.5 million people speak the language. Outside India, Gujarati is spoken by a quarter of a million people in Tanzania, 150,000 in Uganda, 100,000 in Pakistan, 50,000 in Kenya, and roughly 12,000 in Zambia. Gujarati is a Central Zone Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family. It is most closely related to Punjabi and Hindi.

The state of Gujarat is located on the western shores of India. It is one of the most progressive parts of India, and traditionally has had a strong Saivite presence. So, you can see that bringing Dancing, Living and Merging with Siva into this language will have an impact.

But we did not really understand the fullness of that impact until we got an e-mail from a family in Texas which has undertaken the translation. They have hired to skilled linguists, men who recently finished equally challenging Kashmir Saivite texts. Here is part of their enthusiastic report. "I wanted to give you an update on the translation project. I talked to one of the translators this week and was very happy to learn that they both are enjoying (he used the word Ananda) their work of translation. They have started to translate the lexicon from all three books first so they can be consistent in using the right word every time it is repeated in the books. Mr. Dave, who has translated a book on Kashmir Shaivism, said there has never been a book in Gujarati literature with so much depth of the subject and with such clarity, there is no ambiguity in Gurudeva's writings. He said they both are happy to be part of such a project and expect to complete the first book in the next 4-6 months." Gurudeva will be smiling broadly today in his World of Light!

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