Dear Nandinatha and Tandavanatha, I remember with great pleasure the delicious meals I had the pleasure to share with you at the Monastery! Cooking is a joy for both the one who cooks and those who simply enjoy it and eat! Good job, dear Sadhakas!
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.