Today the Ganapati Kulam shared news on their activities. They have completed the final proofreading and corrections on the January/February/March issue of Hinduism Today, and the magazine PDF files have been sent to the printer in Kansas City, Missouri. It is another fabulous, beautiful, rich, unique issue of the world’s top Hindu publication.
On other fronts, Paramacharya Palaniswami and Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami are working very hard on advance preparations for their trip to Australia when they will be accompanying Bodhinatha for the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, December 3-9.
Sadhaka Satyanatha is working on a special project that has been in the works for several years and is finally coming to fruition. This is the creation of “pagers” covering Hindu festivals that can be used in their finished form by newspapers across the country. We will be hearing more about that in the days ahead.
Anticipation of the Mahasamadhi Observances next week are high, and pilgrims have already begun to arrive.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.