A gorgeous cool dry, sunny windy winter day today on Kauai. The United States has a new President and a new beginning! Jai Ganesha!
We are happy to bring you another talk by Bodhinatha today. See the side bar for details and to click and listen to the audio
Saravanathaswami gave news today from the Ekadanta Kulam. He said the new Master Course student Google group was gaining some momentum as student were posing tough questions and other students were coming up with excellent answers. He has also been working on long range planning of Bodhiantha’s future travels, focusing especially on events in Australia next. Meanwhile Bodhinatha is getting more and more invitations to come to other events.
"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