As we write Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami are attending a Krishna Janmashtami celebration in Houston.
Bodhinatha reports on yesterday’s events:
Friday began with an excellent Siva Mrityunjaya Homa at the Midland temple. The priest is Vighnesh Gurukal from Bangalore who served for five years at the Flint Kasi Vishvanath Temple. He met Gurudeva there. This was followed by my presentation on Hindu Tools for Success.
Next a padapuja at the home of Mrunal and Padmaja Patel followed by a short talk.
We went back to the temple in the evening. Senthilnathaswami gave a 20-minute presentation on Hinduism Today. Then I gave one on Passing on Our Hindu Traditions: Will there be a Third generation? We were told both presentations were well received.
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.