Gurudeva made the Self, which is unknowable, understandable. He made the impossible achievable. He made the inexpressible utterable. He made the unthinkable inevitable.
Today we saw some progress on the new entrance gate for the monastery, which you may recall will have a lotus blossom theme. Here is a bud, which is about six inches long, coming into shape.
And a lotus flower. There are several buds and flowers and even a seed pod on the gate.
Thanks to our Gurudeva, for his spirit, his many gifts to us that have changed lives and destinies. Even strangers to the monastery (shown here) looked on him with such admiration and wonder, that such a human being walked the Earth in this day and age. OK, he strode the Earth.
One Response to “Thoughts of Gurudeva and the New Gate”
"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