Rita Shroff and Karthik Srinivasan are visiting Hawaii from Dallas, Texas on their first wedding anniversary. They find Kauai to be the most lush of all the islands. Rita’s parents are founding members of a Hindu temple in Midland, west Texas that Bodhinatha has visited multiple times. Karthik’s parents are from Swamimalai in Tamil Nadu, so he was pleasantly surprised to learn that our Iraivan Sivalingam base and 108 tandava bronzes were cast there.
Another happy couple from Houston, Texas joined us, unfortunately we didn’t catch their name.
They look forward to the kumbhabhishekam for Iraivan Temple.
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.