Brahmachari Girish Chaitanya and other Chinmaya Misssion devotees had darshan with Bodhinatha before they left to return to the mainland after a week-long stay on kauai.
Hope to see you again soon Girirsh!
Darshan with Bodhinatha
A meeting with Sadasivanathaswami in the Ganapati Kulum
Taking a walk in our beautiful jungle gardens.
Brahmachari giving a lecture about an important part of Sri Rudram.
At the feet of the silent teacher. Brahmachari Girishji, Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami have worked closely together with the Hindu Students Association, teaching at their retreats in Texas the past few years. The ongoing alliance is helping bring much-needed and much-desired knowledge about Hinduism to Hindu college students at participating universities in the Southwest region.
Joining in at the Ganapati Kulum’s morning meeting, Girish had a chance to see how the kulum coordinates their work.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta