Here is a departure shot of Bodhinatha leaving the Aadheenam a few days ago. He and Senthilnathaswami are doing well. The have spent the last few days at the Hindu Temple anniversary celebrations in San Antonio Texas.
“Om Sivaya Everyone,
Today was the final day of the anniversary celebration. We were at the temple from 11:20 Am to 2:30 PM. Before arriving there we had a stop at Dr. Ramakrishna Rao’s. He is gifting a Ganesha murti to the Honolulu group who wrote to us. We did a puja to for this murthi.
The keynote at the temple was on prayer and meditation. Much larger group in attendance including many youth. The youth seemed to respond particularly well to the presentation.
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.