At home today the Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. Sadhaka Adinatha has been putting in a lot of work coordinating with a surveyor, and getting all of our property line points literally “nailed down” with clear protected markers. And lots of work in our gardens as well.
Here are pictures of Bodhinatha’s departure yesterday afternoon.
He and Yoginathaswami overnighted in Honolulu in order to catch a very early morning flight on China Airlines direct to Singapore with a three-hour layover Taipei airport. It is a 19 hour long haul and he is still in the air as we write today’s TAKA.
Aum Aum Aum
At this time each year Palaniswami designs Aums and borders for all the next year’s Hinduism Today pages. This one came off a T-shirt worn by a visitor to the monastery.
This one was inspired by a painting on a wall in India. If anyone has really creative aums, swami says to send them to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saiva Siddhanta Church Wailua Mission Gets Ready for Ganesha’s Birthday
Here are a few photos from the Wailua Mission, Saturday August 16, making clay Ganesha’s for Ganesha Chaturthi at the Sendan home.
We will let the clay dry; then paint the Ganesha’s and put them on the home shrine until September 2.
Sri Sri Sri Jayendra Puri Mahaswamigal — Special Slide Show
In remembrance of the visit of our brothers from India Sadhaka Satyanatha has prepared a Pic Lens Slide show covering their stay. It now works in Safari too!
"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