Ravindraraj and Kumaridevi were the special guests at the homa today for the chudakarana of their little girl, Bhuma.
Kumaridevi is second generation American Hindu, having been raised with Gurudeva’s teachings since she was a little girl. She also speaks Tamil fluently. Ravindraraj works in a microchip design company and is a fine photographer as well.
So, this makes Bhuma, the little girl a third generation American Hindu.
Bodhinatha blesses Bhuma by smearing sandal paste on her shaved head. Bhuma was very content and intrigued with the whole ceremony.
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.