Almitra Zion top row center of photo assisted Gurudeva by traveling to AK in 1987 to locate and help negotiate the purchase of the Sphatika Lingam which will be the central icon of Iraivan Temple. Almitra has written the account of this experience and has recently made the book, Crystal Journey, available as and e-book. You can download it at her website: www.thegreatcentralsun.com. She is donating $4 of each book ordered to help build Iraivan Temple, "Where the world comes to pray…" pictured with Almitra are her son Sequoya on the top row left and friends that joined her for a tour today.
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.