Thank you for providing the links to the river of life upadeshas. Very candid indeed! Incidentally when a thought occurred about how Gurudeva would have meditated in the ‘Kelani’ (?) caves I ended up visiting the Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley in the state of Virginia after 35 years! It is an amazing site and anyone who meditates should not miss a visit to this wonderful gift to mankind. Had it been in India it would have been overflowing with perhaps Rishis, Sadhus and serious meditators.
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.