I am very very very happy to inform YOU that we had a wonderful satsang at my home yesterday 13th Nov 2008. We started with a Pada Puja followed by singing of Natchintanai songs;Homam;Talk on “cleanliness” by Kulapathi Manon;viewing of newsletter DVD and finally had a nice meals cooked especially for our Kuthumba by Anjeeni Devi.
Anjeeni devi very happy to host this week satsang
What Happened Today at the Monastery?
. Pada Puja-milk abhisegum
Final Arathi-the presence of our beloved Satguru Bodhinatha was deeply felt
The Homam was an intense moment where everyone chanted the SIVA mantra 108 times
After we sang some Natchintanai songs. After the Homam, Kulapathi Manon talked about “Cleanliness” ;then all present
viewed the newsletter DVD
At the spiritual park we have been working on some beautiful stone steps.
"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