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.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras