Sanjai and Padma Priya Athi are returning after six or seven years. They live in northern California
Tina Desai from Canada is a Vratasishya in Saiva Siddhanta Church. She stopped by for a day while attending a conference in Honolulu with her husband.
Tina delivered this painting which her daughter Karishma sent as a gift. Karishma is at university in Canada and attended our Kauai Innersearch last July with her mother.
Venkat and Vishu Sreenivasan with their frisky daughter Aadhya are visiting Kauai for the first time from Chicago. They are good friends of our Himalayan Academy formal Master Course students Gaurav and Ripla Malhotra.
They discussed raising their children as good Hindus.
Athi and Sreenivasan couples visited Iraivan Temple together
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.