Today the Siddhidata Kulam detailed their work at lunch. But the main event was Brahmachari Vel Mahalingam’s speech to the monastery, done with much humor and joy as he detailed testimony of his experience with Gurudeva and his gratitude and appreciation for all the monks and being able to stay at Kauai Aadheenam. He returns to Mauritius during our coming retreat.
Meanwhile the stream of visitors continued today. We have about 40 people in the temple for puja. Many of Dattatreya Baba’s students are still on the island and coming to the temple.
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.