Sun One begins a highly auspicious phase at Kauai Aadheenam. Preparations are being made for the gold-leafing work on Iraivan’s Gopurams. We have Chitra Puja this phase, followed by Vaikasi Vishakam which is the 60th anniversary of Gurudeva’s initiation by Yogaswami.
We also will be officially launching the new Hinduism Today web site on Sun Three so, stay tuned!
Kadavul temple in the morning as Bodhinatha gives his talk.
Today was also the day of the year when the Sun was directly over head of Kauai. At this longitude and latitude at about 12:30 pm — you had no shadow!
"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