On the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka there is a ray of light amid all of the difficulties being experienced by the nation. It is the Yogaswami Boy’s Home in Batticaloa. Here the boys perform Guru Puja to Yogaswami in their shrine room.
They are an amazingly productive team, young but so enthused. They are learning Yogaswami’s Natchintanai songs, and they do energetic service in the community.
At the end of the Guru Puja, following Yogaswami’s decree at the KKS Road Sivathondan Nilayam, they remain “summa” silent for a time, discovering the Infinity within.
Offerings made to Yogaswami's paduka, the sacred sandals of the Satguru.
"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