Shivani Vinayaga today solemnly spoke out her Arul Sishya vows today in Kadavul Temple. Sitting before Lord Ganesha, with mother Shama behind her (as she always is), Shivani vowed officially to do what she has been doing for a long time: to be a vegetarian, to accept Bodhinatha and the Kailasa Parampara as her spiritual authority and a third vow to tithe ten percent of her income to her religion. Church members witness this profound moment.
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.