Toshadevi Nataraja with her daughter Velika. Toshadevi is an ardent student of the Master Course and gives powerful testimony on how much Gurudeva’s teachings have affected her life. She is also a dedicated supporter of Iraivan. She came on this pilgrimage all the way from beautiful island of St. Lucia. Her daughter Velika is is in university in New York and they are having some quality time together. Velika is a student of pediatric psychology and working on some programs that address issues of domestic violence. They send a big “Aloha” to the rest of their family who could not join them. Mother and daughter are having quality time together.
Tina Desai from Ontario, Canada has complete Level Three of the Master Course and is firmly committed to becoming a sishya of Bodhinatha and joining the fellowship of Saiva Siddhanta Church. Tina tells the amazing story of how her father subscribed to the New Saivite world when she was just 18 years old in 1979, how she was raised on Hinduism Today and knew from the start that Gurudeva, Bodhinatha and the Kailasa Parampara are her spiritual home.
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Prostrations To Lord Ganesa! Jai Satguru Bodhinatha!Jai Gurudeva . Thank you ladies for the kind comments. It really was a happy time for both of us. words cannot express our gratitude for this opportunity. It feels wonderful to be a part of this devoted family of Saivite Hindus. Dear Padmaja I missed seeing you and your Lovely Pooja. Last year I enjoyed making the decorations with you and the group. I learnt alot from you.Aum shanti
Anbe sivamayam Satyame parasivam.! Prostrations to the Precious feet of our Dear Satguru Bodhinatha! Congratulations to you My Sister Tina. Your are a fine example of what I am striving to be . Thanks for your kind heart, considerate nature,and selflessness. May you be blessed always. Aum shanti
"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