Everyone at the Aadheenam is very focused. Bodhinatha leaves for Asia soon. Very early each morning he rises and works on his presentations. The Ganapati Kulam fills in with graphics. The current one in progress comprises 500 plus slides in a Keynote presentation on the Tirukkural!
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.