Jothi Param has been with us on Task Force for nearly 2 weeks and returns home on Saturday. Jothi has been with Gurudeva since he was a little boy and is now a grown man and a professional journeyman electrician. He has been a boon for the Siddhidatta Kulam, upgrading our electrical infrastructure. Here he is in the Cedar Room where he installed new track lights to properly illumine up the pictures of our beloved Parampara.
Here is Jothi in our the publications library, a small library of some 3-4,000 books, but amazing in its depth on submuects like the Agamas, Tirumantiram, Saiva Siddhanta and South Indian Saivism and art. He has installed a new switch box. All previously exposed wiring has been moved into conduit.
"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