People who come to the Aadheenam become part of the local scenery. They add their colors, looks and sounds to enrich our small monastery, not unlike the flowers that grow in so many ways in our gardens.
It is rare to find a place on earth where different people meet harmoniously and with a feeling of love and respect.
Appa helps his big son see through our binoculars. And what the boy sees…
…widens his eyes in astonishment.
Many souls in silent meditation after the Siva puja in Kadavul.
Some other forms of Siva adorn the Aadheenam. The Self is in them, 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