Alvin Buchignani came to visit today with his wife Francoise. Alvin was Gurudeva’s attorney when Gurudeva first started his organization in San Francisco in the early 1960’s. He was a young beginning lawyer then, but Gurudeva saw a good young man with integrity and vision and adopted him as his attorney.
Alvin was instrumental in helping set up our non-profit organizations and later drafting the by-laws for the Hindu Heritage Endowment. He has since retired but remains a dear friend. Here he talks with Hinduism Today editors about legal issues surrounding the California text book case.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.