Panshula is a dikshasishya member of Saiva Siddhanta Church. He spent some time at the monastery in the late 90’s with Gurudeva. After some training, Gurudeva sent him on a mission to live with his parents and receive a higher education.
Panshula lived as a brahmachari, focusing on his studies.He went on to university and recently received his Masters degree in English. He begins teaching English at a community college this fall. Mission fulfilled.
Panshula and his fiance, Jill, met Bodhinatha in Chicago on August 3, 2011. Jill is a librarian. She wants to help place the Trilogy and Loving Ganesha into the library system. They were both quite interested in the two books Bodhinatha gifted them, Hindu Children’s Modern Stories.
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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.