On the way down the Tiruneri path these three little devas stopped to pose for us. They are from Holland and their mother comes to stay on Kauai for some months every year. Pelr on the left with her younger brother Cameran and littler sister Bo (we are not sure the spellings are correct).
They were full of questions for the monk with the camera
“Where do you sleep? What do you eat? Who feeds you? Can you get married? Why is the dot on your head black? [It was from this morning homa ashes] Can we get a black dot too?”
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.