When we get off-and-on showers and sunshine in the morning while the sun is still to the east, magical rainbows appear to the west over the river and temple. This morning it was as if Lord Siva was painting above His golden towers.
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.