It is the last day of our phase. The Ganapati Kulam recounted their work which has been nearly 100% focused on wrapped up the July-August-September issue of Hinduism Today. This issue includes a special feature on the Iraivan temple, which is on the cover. It is the first time in many years that the magazine has actually focused on some aspect of the organization that produces it!
A new herb garden is being created today at the monastery (photos next phase), Rishi Valley landscaping is continuing, visitors are a constant stream of Sivaness in His many forms, and the perfection that is, is so apparent. All around us, only to be perceived by the open mind. Jai Gurudeva!
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, May 3rd.
"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