Sweet group of souls today for our public tour. If these groups are a true sampling of American consciousness, it is easy to be encouraged. So open and respectful of different approaches to God and spiritual discovery.
During the recent Ayudhya puja time we gained a new appreciation for the Silpis and the chisels that they shape and forge. The sharp chisels for fine detail last only about five minutes of carving time before they must be re-forged. Our guests are utterly amazed that we have been carving this temple for twenty years now.
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.