Bodhinatha talks with Aruna on Radio 90.5fm on Thursday Aug. 19. The interview ran from 2-3pm. The conversation was so interesting that the host could not stop, and the 10-minute interview lasted an hour.
Bodhinatha appears on CNC 3 Television Thursday morning, August 19. This was a live show.
After the radio interview, Bodhinatha met with the Minister of Local Government, Mr. Chandresh Sharma at the Chancellor Hotel in Port of Spain where they spent the day resting between interviews.
Jai and Chandra Seecharan at the Hinduism Today display at the Edinberg Hindu Temple on the last night of lectures. Together with them is Merl, one of Hinduism Today’s loyal helpers in Trinidad
On Friday morning, August 20, Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami paid a visit to the Chinmayananda Ashram. There they met with Swami Prakashananda and the president of the Ashram, Mr. Beharry.
In photo from left to right, Bodhinatha, Swami Prakashananda, Shanmuganatha and Mr. Beharry.
Saturday August 21, Pundit Lutchmee Persad greets Bodhinatha with the traditional exchange of Kalash.
In picture, Pundit Lutchmee Persad(left), Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami, and IETV camera man captures the event as devotees look on.
Pundit Narendra Ragoonanan (seated), performs guru pujan, as Devendra Maharaj assist. In the background, Kashika(in pink), Anil Maharaj(right of Kashi) and Mrs. Ashmini Motilal recite the Guru Paduka Stotra
Ashwinee looks on at the guru pujan to the back drop of the welcome banner for Bodhinatha. She did a great deal to make Bodhinatha’s visit a great success.
Bodhinatha presents Dancing With Siva to Mrs. Sunita Pahuja, representing the Indian High Commissioner. This was her first official function since taking up her post in Trinidad two months ago.
Bodhinatha, Pundit Narendra, Shanmuganathaswami and Pundit Lutchmee Persad after Saturday’s Rudra Abhishek at the Hari Mandir.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.