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.
Key concepts: Naalupadasaivam: "A Saiva doctrine that the initiate should pass successively through charya, kriya, yoga and jnana stages and thence obtain moksha." The charya pada, the dasa marga, path of servitude. Sharing the world of God. The kriya pada, satputra marga, true son's way. Nearness to God. The yoga pada, sakha marga, way of the friend, experiencing inner light, sharing the superconscious mind. We talk to God. The jnana pada, san marga, sayujya patavi, union with God. There is no difference between Siva and the soul. God is our dearest Beloved. The three types of temples provide training and experience leading to worship and meditation in the Atma kovil.