Don’t we all love beautiful bugs! My favorite is the “Wolf Spider” — a full-grown adult can measure as much as 4 inches across. They are completely benign to humans, making meals of other bugs that would otherwise litter things inside your house. They do not make a mess with webs all over the place, but move around discreetly fulfilling their dharma by chomping on cockroaches and other smaller bugs. This one captured by our photographer on the bamboo window screen in the Ganapati Kulam shared his appreciation for being here with us.
"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