Senthilnathaswami performs the homa today to being a new phase.
Sadhaka Nandinatha is the helper today.
Our new young monks are learning to chant Sanskrit. Sadhaka Rajanatha joins the others to chant Sri Rudram.
Kadavul temple is always scintillating with the light of the tandava images in the early morning.
Bodhinatha gave a talk this morning on inner light based on the Mamsane (Shum Monthly Meditation) for January.
For those who are wondering what happened to the audio files of Bodhinatha’s talks, we are a bit behind. We have five talks he has given over the past three months, during which he was often traveling and we also had Sadhu Paksha. But, we will be catching up the posts of his upadeshas soon. We promise! (smile)
"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