Velayudhan and Sundari Velu from southern California have been here a couple times before and also attend our donor appreciation receptions. Today they brought their identical twin daughters with their husbands and young children for their first visit to Kauai.
Blessings under Lord Ganesha.
They all had a great time.
Hindu temples are marvelous places to explore in all levels.
Visiting us for the second time is psychology professor and author Danie Beaulieu, from Quebec, Canada. She studies Gurudeva’s Master Course trilogy.
Brindhy Nadeswaran is visiting with her mother Krishnaverny from Sydney, Australia. They are devotees of Rochester Peetam in New York.
"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