Sun Four felt very auspicious as the work on the gold leafing scaffolding is underway and we feel a fresh breeze of positive energy in the air….
Today the team from Honolulu put up a scaffolding around the Kodimaram of the Iraivan temple.
The metal portion of the flagpole in front of Kadavul Hindu Temple will also be clad in gold leaf. For this, the team put up this special scaffolding today. They also helped Palaniswami put up a camera housing 25 feet up in a tree. This is for taking a month-long timelapse movie of the gold leafing work. If it works, we will see the entire 30-day process in 90 seconds.
"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