The hotel room where Bodhinatha is staying is big enough to handle a small group. Amidst the busy schedule Bodhinatha took time out to have satsang and dinner last night with our close devotees in Melbourne.
Deivanaden and wife Selvee Taylemay.
Veylen Kownden and wife Sandiana
Keven Kownden, wife Leena and 18-month-old daughter Kashika.
Deivanaden, Keven and Veylen have been with our Parampara since they were young boys in Mauritius before they moved to Australia and got married.
Ganga Sivanathan, ever ready and helpful with logistics on the ground.
Vasaant Krishnan — son of Sakuntalai Krishnan of Singapore took his brahmacharya vrata that evening.
"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