Adi Srikantha has been helping the Siddhidatta Kulam with light carpentry work, gardening and miscellaneous tasks, for which we are very appreciative. He'll be going home to Washington soon. Bodhinatha gave some good advice for his future.
What a wonderful life changing time I have had with Bodhinathan and the monastics of Kauai Aadeeham. Beginning with Gurudeva’s Mahasamdhi observances, the inner worlds opened to all, bringing Gurudeva even more alive in our lives. Joining the task force program at the pinicle of this gathering only added to it. I had a “Blast”! Several accually! Prostration At The Holy Feet Of Our Great Guru Paramparai.
"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