Despite the economic slow down, we continue to get a steady stream of pilgrims as we head into the holiday season.
Mr. and Mrs. Ganeshalingam are visiting from Edmonton for the first time. They are one of the seven founding trustees of the Mahaganapati Temple in Edmonton. His parents lived close to Satguru Sivayogaswami’s ashram in Sri Lanka. His father used to keep a special room for Yogaswami to stay in when traveling about.
Both of them are very taken with Kauai Aadheenam property, having never seen any other temple property that has such a beautiful, serene environment.
"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