Today was the auspicious day of Ardra. Lord Nataraja received His monthly abhishekam. It is always a powerful moment for those who have the karma to come.
For those who love to listen to Bodhinatha’s talks, we linked a new one today. Click here to keep your eye on his 2010 index page for new talks. We upgraded our audio processing tools to now include the standard metadata so that if you save the file to your iTunes, iPod or Droid MP3 player app, it will show a proper artist, album and title in your audio library. We also captured two of his classes on innersearch and these were divided into 8 fabulous upadeshas coming to you soon!
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.