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?”
"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