the painting illustrates the path the Agamas travelled over thousands of years to reach Picchai Gurukkal at Pillaiyarpatti, who is imparting the knowledge to several young Hindu priests. Having met him on September 3, 2008, at Pillaiyarpatti, it gives me great pleasure to see Picchai Gurukkal receive this painting which he so well deserved! Brilliant gift!
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.