Patel family had darshan with Bodhinatha as their pilgrimage winds toward a close.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, July 31st.
On this Ardra abhishekam day, several Gujarati families arrived toward the end of the morning. The man in the right behind the two boys is Shailesh Patel, who drove Bodhinatha four months ago to the BAPS temple in Houston, Texas.
Karthik and his wife
Everyone had a great time visiting Iraivan on this sunny day.
We had such a wonderful time discovering your beautiful Temple! Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We hope with all our hearts that we will come to settle in Kauai after this spring, after we have our marriage in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu!! My wife Laila & I deeply hope to become a part of Kauai’s community and to help Temple grow; we welcome any insights you might have for our journey!
~Thanks & Blessings from Minnesota,
Karthik & Laila Om
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.