A few photos from Swami’s visit yesterday. Here he meets with the publications team.
We share with him some of our publications and Swami shows the publication that details his institution in Karntaka. It is huge! He is head of 1200 mathas throughout the state. Each one is headed by a Veerashaiva Sannyasin. So each generation they recruit and train 1,200 monks to keep their religion moving forward, and this in one state.
Swamiji visited with each of the kulam members. Acharya Kumarnathaswami show him the recent production of a book we are making for Gurudeva’s Tenth Maha Samadhi.
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.