Sun Two today. We posted yet another talk by Bodhinatha in our efforts to catch up. Note the link in the side bar for Bodhinatha’s talk on January 5th.
Today Saravananathaswami gave his news for the Ekadanta Kulam. He has been coordinating with a few Himalayan Academy students who are proceeding toward a full conversion to Saivite Hinduism, counseling them on issues surrounding their name change and other such details.
He is also working on the logistics of several future trips by Bodhinatha, to Australia and Canada
"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