On the 15th, Bodhinatha and Palaniswami left Kuala Lumpur for India on a morning flight, transiting through Chennai to Bangalore. After a short rest in their room at the Golden Palms Hotel, they were off to their first function at the padasala of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (see below).
The evening closed with a pada puja at the home of Kulapati Jiva Rajasankara, gift giving to the silpis and a late dinner.
On the 16th they paid a visit to Kailas Ashram and had long talk with Sri-la-Sri Jeyandrapuri Swami.
Then Bodhinatha presided over the namakarana for Chinmayie Rajasankar, first child born to Thuraisingam and Swapna Rajasankara.
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.