Here we have a couple of bowls in the background that have dried for a few months and are ready to put back on the lathe for final turning. I, the foreground we see a “jamchuck.” This is used as a base to attach the bowl after the outside has been tools and sanded to its final form.
Here, we see the jam chuck with the bowl snuggly fitted on to it. Prior to this, the jam-chuck, made of pine in this case, was turned to the exact diameter of the inside of the bowl rim. Then the assembly was mounted on the lathe and the bottom was brought into final form, as seen in this picture.
This is the inside of the bowl
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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.