The Singapore devotees invited Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami to ride on the Singapore Flyer, the Singapore version of the London Eye. It is like a huge bicycle wheel with "people cylinders" in which up to 28 passengers can take a 30 minute ride above the city. It is in a perfect location with views of the ocean and the harbor, the inner city skyscrapers and "Crane City" the section of Singapore with a large population of cranes. Not the bird kind, the construction kind, there are hundreds of cranes helping to build numerous hi-rise buildings. Shown above is Bodhinatha with Kulapati Dohadeva and Kulamata Nagavathy Samugam, our most senior and long time members in Singapore.
This is a view of the "people cylinders" or "capsules" as you cue up to board the 42 story-high (541 feet) observation wheel. The Singapore Flyer is an engineering feat and the tallest ferris wheel in the world. You can read all about it <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_Flyer" target="_blank">here…</a>
Our close group of Singapore devotees enjoyed being with Satguru Bodhinatha and experiencing one more version of the "mountaintop perspective." Let's try to put a name to everybody, left to right: Thanaletchmi, Gopi, Shanta Devi, Suselah, Sudha, Thivaashenee (mini-person), Sakuntalai, Bodhinatha, Bhani, Rema Devi, Nagavathy and Dohadeva. Missing from the photo, we are not sure how that happened, perhaps he stepped out for a moment, is Shanmuganathaswami, the photographer. Our happy crew waited two years to be with Bodhinatha to ride this giant wheel which initially rotated counter-clockwise as viewed from the Marina Centre, but the direction was changed under the advise of the Fung shui masters.
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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.