The recent Golden Gate Mission Satsang was full of lovely songs.
Devika singing at satsang; Bhavani accompanying
K Padmanabhan and wife Visalakshi are Venkat and Jayashree’s (her parents) are visiting their daughter in San Ramon.They are from a town near Chennai. Will be here ’til August. Visalakshi sang a beautiful Muruga song. Both mother and daughter sang Muruga songs today which uplifted us all.
In the other pictures, Devika sang and Jothi Param did as well, Bhavani Param played veena. Lots of culture today.
I didn’t get a picture, but Deepa Param spent two days cooking the entire feast for satsang today, served on biodegradable plates made of sewn-together leaves. It was delicious, and a nice break for all the other ladies, who ordinarily bring pot luck.
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.