We start a new phase as we end the month of April. Bodhinatha gave a marvelous talk today about making decisions, using as his theme Gurudeva’s teachings on that subject from the Master Course Lesson of the day, today.
The monastery’s development iPad arrived at the Ganapati Kulam, a donation from one of our TAKA viewers who wanted to contribute to keeping our publications team on the leading edge of the digital revolution. Senthilnathaswami tests it out in a dock with a keyboard. Marvelous!
In the future you will be seeing our books and other Himalayan Academy applications running on this device.
The Hinduism Today editorial team wraps up the magazine today. We have a surprise for our members in Mauritius: an article on the evolution of Hinduism in Mauritius written by our own Brahmachari Vel Mahalingam is one of the feature stories and the gatefold or the magazine is a giant photo of homa at our Saiva Siddhanta Church branch there in Mauritius.
The feature story of this issue is about Rites of Passage, Nepal Style.
Souls from around the world today enjoyed an introduction to Kauai’s Hindu Monastery and Iraivan Temple.
We were so happy to have S.J. Mudaliar, Gianamma and Usha Devi on our weekly tour. They are relatives of Munswami, who is a long time devotee & karma yogi who hosted several of our members when they traveled to Fiji to do Kavadi.
Also with us was Gottfried and Dagmar Wilfinger who traveled all the way from Austria. We also had guests from Russia today.
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.