Hello Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami,
I met you during the last few hours of HMEC 2011 in Columbus, Ohio in September. I was/am one of the youths from Toronto. I really enjoyed your talk on the 14 common questions that Hindus may be asked about our religion. I really liked how you broke down the responses into three sizes: " the tweet, the elevator pitch and the rotary club response." I was wondering if you have and if possible, a copy of that presentation you could send me?
Yes, I remember you and than you for the kind words about our presentations. I put the 15-minute highly graphic Keynote presentation I gave here for you and others to download and use in your local communities:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/923572/14%20questions/HMEC%2014%20Questionsg2.zip(128MB Download Apple Keynote file)
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.