Day Seven comprised to main events. In the morning everyone participated in an abhishekam for the Narmada lingam. Ravi, Sheela and Aarti Rahavendran offer milk.
Puvaneswary from the Netherlands and Parimala from Malaysia are doing honey.
Kulamata Selvon Mardemootoo from Mauritius, chandanam.
Gunamaya and her brother Alejandro from Mexico offer water as did everyone else. Gunamaya has completed her conversion to Hinduism and taken the name “Gunamaya Sivananda.” Alejandro is also very serious about becoming a Hindu and following Gurudeva’s teachings and marrying a devotee of Gurudeva.
Sudha and Thivaashenee from Singapore
Gaurav, Ripla and little Aran Malhotra,
from Chicago. Such a magical satsang of devotees from across the whole world.
Our monks followed
Sadhaka Satyanatha does the final arati. Shankar Mallampalli, Mrunal and Padmaja Patel also chanted Sri Rudram throughout. It was a powerful experience for all and Siva’s presence was indeed invoked there on the path of the Saiva Saints.
Then off we drove all the way to Ele`le to take an ocean excursion on a catamaran.
We took a few of our monks who were not on the innersearch staff along with us. Sadhaka Nilakantha with Ashish Chitnis with the incredibly view of the Napali coast in the background.
Sadhaka Nandinatha and Paramacharya Palaniswami. The views on this excursion are awesome and inspiring as the boat stays out for sunset.
Father Dasan Mahadevan and his daughter Chudika. Innersearch is also about super quality family time together!
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.