Gaurang and Darshana Nanavaty visited today. They are both acharyas (teachers) of the Chinmaya Mission, Houston, having completed in 1979 the first 2 and 1/2 year acharya training program held in Percy, California. Both are today instrumental in the Mission’s highly successful youth teaching programs. They attended puja, visited the temple and met with Paramacharya Palaniswami and the Acharya Arumugaswami. Arumugaswami inquired as to the details of their class programs and teacher’s training methods and then shared with them our materials on Hindu history, yama/niyamas and other resources of mutual interest.
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.