Every year, for Mahasamadhi, we prepare a gift to both Gurudeva and his devotees. This year one of the gifts was a jewel of a book, straight from the inner planes.
Using text from the upcoming biography of seven of the Kailasa Parampara gurus, we assembled beautiful art and never-before-seen photos to create a loving tribute to our Satguru.
This is a photo of Gurudeva after he had just returned to America, Yogaswami's slap on his back still resonating in all three worlds. See a wonderful slideshow below. Jai Gurudeva! We thank you with all our heart.
"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