The holiday visitor surge is upon us. Thanks to the generous response from our members we have a team of hosts working through the next two weeks.
Kulapati Easan Katir and Kulamata Sundari flew over from California, Shyamadeva Dandapani is here from Alaska, Kulapati Vel Alahan and Kulamata Valli have moved to Kauai. These along with our Kauai members make a big team for guiding tours. Easan says, “A large group visited Iraivan Temple today. Families were from Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, San Diego, SF Bay Area.”
"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