Dr. Dennis Harness, President of the American College of Vedic Astrology poses with Paramacharya Ceyonswami, who is the chief priest of Kadavul temple and who also knows and uses Vedic astrology to guide the temple events.
The weather continues to be unpredictable with bursts of almost gale-force winds and rain, interspersed with periods of brilliant sunshine.
Today our guests included students from the American College of Vedic Astrology and students from the Kriya Yoga Institute who came with Dennis Harness.
Dr. Dennis Harness with his students. Also present are Patricia Moore and her son Kavika Viets.
"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