Left to right Vel Mahalingam, our sweet Karma yogi, the gracious Sundaramurthi Siva Sivacharya and Sadhaka Nilakantha pose for Taka. Sivacharya has been at the monastery for a few days soaking up Siva's perfect peace. He mentioned next visit will be
for five days to really enjoy all the monastery has to offer. We thank you Sivacharya for your visit and look forward to seeing you again.
Sivacharya has a sadhana of daily Atmartha puja. He displays his puja articles. A small Siva lingam is placed in the center
of the puja tray.
"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