We have been having some sublime and inner days recent as the astrology is highly conducive to meditation. Today was Sun One. Bodhinatha gave a remarkable upadesha on Gurudeva teachings about transmuting prana and how this is done through different stages of life. Stay tuned for it will be posted eventually.
Iraivan through the early morning mist
Many prayers were burned today in the sacred fire, Agni, the Messenger of the Gods
Sadhaka Rajanatha chanting Sri Rudram with the swamis.
Sadhaka Nandinatha is assistant to the pujari today.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta