Today we began a new phase with an inspiring homa, Bodhinatha’s next installment on Purpose, Plan Persistence and Push, a tour day, pilgrims and sunshine!
Satish, Usha and Akhila family were back this morning to have darshan with Bodhinatha. They got some advice about giving help to others, and discussed the Silver Vel satsang group that they are members of. The satsang group meets to discuss Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami’s teachings and how to apply in one’s life, and they also seek to raise funds for Iraivan Temple project. This family has been coming regularly to Kauai for a long time, once a year if possible and they were blessed to have met Gurudeva here years ago.
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.