Palaniswami has been busy with graphic design. This is the artwork for a banner that is actually about 10 feet long! It will be installed over the Tiruneri entrance for visitors to see as they walk up to the temple.
We are also helping the Kauai Agricultural Initiative, which hope to inspired everyone on Kauai to have their own garden. Here is a bumper sticker that he designed and which will be printed by one of Gurudeva’s old students in San Francisco, Kumar Hunter.
"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