Arthur Pacheco interviews Gurudeva Part 2
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami , 2001-02-12
Today's cybertalk is a radio interview with Gurudeva conducted by Arthur Pacheco. Arthur Pacheco conducts a weekly radio show in Honolulu, Hawaii and is also a trans-medium. This interview is in many parts and in the second part today Arthur asks Gurudeva about the Kumbha Mela and they talk about how often it occurs and the amount of people that attend it.
Yes, Arthur. Arthur Pacheco, nice to talk with you.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been telling the listening audience a little bit about yourself and your work. I am just really, really happy you could make the time for us today, thank you so much.
Well, it is just a real big pleasure for me, it really is, to talk to the wonderful people on the Hawaiian Island.
Yes, yes. Gurudeva, I thought that what I might do is, prepare a few questions to ask you if that's okay?
That's just fine, ask anything that you want.
Okay. Thank you, thank you.
If I don't want to answer it, I'll just say, "I am not answering that, Arthur."
Thank you so much. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend of mine on the Big Island and she mentioned something about the Kumbha Mela. A great meeting I know, that occurs in India. She said it had just occurred. So I was wondering if you could tell us anything about that and what its significance might be.
Well actually, we are just receiving satellite pictures of the Kumbha Mela of about 25,000,000 people all gathered to take a great bath in the Ganges, to purify themselves for this and their future life. The largest human gathering on earth. We have our representatives there.
First, I must tell our listening audience that we print a magazine called 'Hinduism Today', an International magazine, representing the Hindu religion. In fact, it is the only one representing the Hindu religion of over a billion people. One-sixth of humanity is Hindu. Even more, because, if you believe in reincarnation, the law of karma and the existence of an all-pervasive God, obviously you are not a Christian, you are not a Jew and you are not Muslim.
The Kumbha Mela is for Hindus and there are 25,000,000 gathered. Yesterday was the big day, a big auspicious day. We are doing an international publicity program for it after it is over, with satellite pictures. Our representatives and photographers are there from New Delhi, enjoying it and also getting stories, of pertinent questions we are asking several of the several thousand or even 50,000 holy men and women there, about their message to the world. We will be reading it in 'Hinduism Today'. In fact, when you get your copy, Arthur, you can read these pertinent points to our listening audience.
Okay, I will. Thank you, thank you.