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.
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.