Pravveen and Shanthy Ponnusamy are making their first visit from Florida. Her family is from Jaffna, Sri Lanka originally, while his family is from Palani Hills in south India. They are both very devotional and thrilled to be here. They are recently engaged and look forward to get married soon.
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.