One of the major events at the Parliament of the World Religions was the Convocation of Hindu Leaders. Of all the speakers, Bodhinatha was the only one with a Keynote digital presentation. Watch for it soon on YouTube.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.