Dr. and Mrs. Yoganathan visited Kauai for the first time from Melbourne, Australia. They are originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and knew Yogaswami before they moved to Australia in the 80s. They commented that Kadavul Temple feels very sacred, and appreciated that it's not in the middle of a noisy city.
For Satguru speaks fans, today we posted a new upadesha by Bodhinatha, see the right side bar.
Vaidyisa Bala from Edmonton, Canada, concluded his annual pilgrimage to Kauai today. He enjoyed attending Sivaratri festival and other pujas, and wandering the grounds.
Hari Kumar, his wife Julie and stepson Philip visited Kauai for the first time from Hamilton (near Toronto), Canada. Hari Kumar is from Malaysia originally and Julie from Montreal. They attend the local Richmond Hill Ganesha Temple.
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"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