There’s a lot of news and photos from Bodhinatha’s activities California today. They are all in the Twitter links below.
Meanwhile at home it is the “JAZZ” Day for Ganapati Kulam, for the January issue of Hinduism Today. That is a name given from the days when we put all the files on an Iomega Jazz cartridge and shipped them to the printer. Today it means that editorial should be complete and all files ready to be proof read before making the PDFs for the printer next phase. JAZZ day is always an intense one for the kulam.
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Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Tritiya Tithi, Sun One, Friday, Wednesday November 4th.
"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