Special guests, Dr. Hiranya Gowda, and his wife from Nashville, Tennessee. They are long-time supporters of Iraivan and Hinduism Today. They have been especially strong donors to the Hinduism Today distribution fund, giving away thousands of free copies to others through the years including subscriptions for readers in India. Dr. Gowda believe Hinduism Todayh is a force to make people more spiritual and to give them an in-depth understanding of their faith.
Another wonderfully incisive talk by Bodhinatha. Inspired by his visit to Niagra Falls, he reads from Gurudeva’s “River of Life” and delivers a lucid bhashya on the nature of attachments and letting go.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.