“I’ve used raw images from the web that are of low resolution. However, the concept behind it is very profound and mystical.
“The concept is as follows:
“Sitting on the Lotus flower, a symbol of spiritual evolution, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is the only person (mystical spiritual master) to be guiding us along the spiritual path by lifting our consciousness so that, we too, as the lotus which was once in gross consciousness to blossom and to expand fully in sublime higher consciousness.
“Moreover, there is a constellation of stars around the lotus flower as if spinning around Satguru are representation of thousands of souls (devotees) worldwide following the teachings of Satguru and at the same time performing their utmost dharma by pulling more souls to our sampradaya by sharing Saiva Siddhanta knowledge. Added to this, a very bright spot of light can be seen with the AUM, symbol in the middle. This is depicting our beloved Supreme Lord Shiva. Having Himself realized Shiva, Satguru illumined with bright white light is guiding other souls to merge with Siva and this is illustrated by a stream of stars (souls) converging towards Supreme Lord Shiva.
“Eventually, we can find some other bright stars (smaller in size) scattered around the Primal Soul. In fact, they have already realized the soul, attained Samadhi and free from rebirth. Yea, they are indeed illumined souls like Gurudeva, Siva Yogaswami, Maha Rishi Nandinatha and other great souls of other lineages still in the “seva” to our indomitable Hindu faith…Its no doubt, one day, all the stars (souls) will surely merge with Lord Shiva. Aum anbe shivamayam, satyame parashivam.
“Glory to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami….we love you.”
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"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