For all those who hold our spiritual home land of Sri Lanka dear in their hearts, it is good to see things improving after years of conflict. This new web site:
http://www.jaffna630.com has great panoramas of temples and places in the North. of particular interested for our Parampara are these two for Kumbhalavalai Pillaiyar temple in Alaveddy near the Subramuniya Ashram and Nallur temple.
There are 18 interior and exterior views of the Alaveddy temple. (click on the left column)
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.