It is Sun 2 today. Saravananathaswami, the one-man Ekadanta Kulam gave a long report on his activies. He’s working on communications with two young men interested in monastic life in Mauritius. He also processed the new Arul Sishya applications from students in Mauritius who are steadily moving toward full membership in Saiva Siddhanta Church. He’s also working on future travel plans and events for Bodhinatha and working on the new web site for Saiva Siddhanta Church.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.