At the second function that Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami attended at the Hari Mandir in Tuna Puna, August 22nd, Trinidad’s minister of education, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, was present. He attended the entire function. After listening to Bodhinatha’s talk, his turn came to speak. The camera catches the moment when he tells Bodhinatha that he will see to it that Gurudeva’s Dancing With Siva will be placed into all of Trinidad’s public schools. This was the fulfillment of a long-time dream and project of the hosts of this event: Pandit Narendra and Ashwinee Ragoonanan. The moment was extremely auspicious and you see in this photo the instant it happened. Jai!
After the talk, Bodhinatha presents a hard cover copy of Dancing With Siva to the Minister.
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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.