Though our stream has had no water from the reservoir for nearly a year, with rain and run off the stream beds are quite moist. Happily there is enough water to support the birth of one of the lotuses whose roots lie dormant in the mud.
This carpenter bee is happy too, about to load up on the pollen to take back to her babies in some hole she bored deep into a tree or into the side of our buildings.
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.