The monks are enjoying Sadhu Paksha. The normal morning group arati and meditation is replaced with sadhanas performed on one’s own. One such was Gurudeva’s recommendation to “just wander on San Marga as a sadhu with no place to go, sit by a tree and merge with nature.”
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.