Further south on our beautiful Garden Island, Poipu beach is famous for its beauty and its monk seals napping on the shore. This last retreat we monks took a photo of them monks when touring the silpis around the island.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.