We began a new phase today with an uplifting homa.
Yogi Jivanandanatha performs the homa today.
We are on a 5-day count down now as Bodhinatha, Paramacharya Palaniswami and Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami are 100% focused on getting prepared for their trip to Australia for the Parliament of the World Religions.
Another thing for everyone to note: our fall Sadhu Paksha begins on December 1st, the day that Bodhinatha departs. This means there will be no homa the following Sun One.
Bodhinatha gave a marvelous upadesha/commentary on Gurudeva’s lesson on the human aura today, explaining how emotions can produce colors in the aura, but that Gurudeva also gave us tools to use colors to change our emotions.
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"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