In this last month of Hinduism Today’s quarterly cycle, the Ganapati kulam is very focused. Kumarswami is working on a special Publisher’s Desk from Bodhinatha that will serve as a complete introduction to Hinduism.
Senthilnathaswami was dislodged from his desk by our renovation work, but beautifully letting the river of live take him, he ended up with the best view we know of.
He spent many weeks focused on the new HT website and is now working on our Video News update.
Paramacharya Palaniswami has been recording his Hinduism Today Video for the January issue. More than 4,100 people have watched last issue’s video.
And we all send you a warm aloha from Kauai Aadheenam!
END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Sun One, January 5, Gurudeva’s Jayanthi.
"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