Senthilnathaswami’s father Ralph Whitten and step mother Stevanne Auerbach are visiting from Berkeley, California. Steveanne sent some photos she took. Here is a good shot of the inside of our Minimela information center.
Our father, Ralph
Braving the weather for a tour of Iraivan. Steveanne behind the camera.
What a great joy to see the Swami with his father. As a Tamil saying goes ‘children know their parents even before they come to know God’ hence such profound influence our parents have on us. I feel indebted to the Swami and his father as well. Thanks for sharing!
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.