Bodhinatha and Palaniswami continue their stay in Delhi. Bodhinatha reports on yesterday’s events (the 19th in India)
“Again our day started by attending the Narmada lingam puja, (three-four feet tall) North Indian style worship, along with Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj Gopal Charan Swami. Again next was the morning subrahbatam at the Radha Krishna shrine, a break for breakfast and an abhishekam for Acharya Nimbarka.
After lunch the afternoon talks began. These were televised live, on Asta TV, all the talks, from about 1:30 -- 4:00 pm. My talk was the only one in English. At the end Gopal Charan Swami, in Hindi praised Hinduism Today and our work in Hawaii. We had a darshan session with him at 5 pm and were off to Delhi for the next phase of our mission here in North India.”
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Tritiya Tithi, Sun One, Tuesday, November 23th.
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.