Bodhinatha and the team report smooth sailing, arriving safely in Singapore. Saravananathaswami writes:
We’re now in Singapore airport waiting to fly to Kuala Lumpur for one night, then on to Mauritius.
While in Honolulu waiting to depart for Tokyo, one of the Chinese Asian Pacific Economic Conference delegates from Beijing came over and chatted with us to learn more about our rudraksha beads and what kind of yoga we do. He said that many people in China are learning hatha yoga, while only a handful are learning about the other aspects of yoga.
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.