Our cameraman went over to see what the Pilllaiyar Kulam was up to today.
Yogi Jivanandanatha carries a major responsibility for Saiva Siddhanta Church, Himalayan Academy, Hinduism Today and Hindu Heritage Endowment accounting. He has been in training under Bodhinatha for nearly six years. Here we see the training continues as Bodhinatha passes on all the administrative skills and knowledge he had gained through his decades of performing these duties for Gurudeva.
It is often a very complex and huge job. Thank you Yogi Jivanananda for this great service!
"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