Balakrishnan Shegar of the Hindu Centre in Singapore discussed plans to introduce Bodhinatha to a larger audience of Singaporeans next year.
Avani Sukhadia Robinson and Nathan Mudrick have been studying the Master Course. They came from Sedona, Arizona especially to see Bodhinatha and get some good advice on their future plans.
Ravi and Meena Annamalai with sons Aaditya and Krithi from Fremont, California. They were devotees of our Palaniswami Temple on Sacramento Street in San Francisco during the 80s. After the temple was moved to Concord they have continued to worship Murugan there.
Sundari and Easan Katir have been with us every day for a week helping to host the many, many Hindu families that come to Kauai for the year end holiday season. They look forward to seeing some of the new friends they have made when they get back home to Silicon Valley.
Vasanthie and Sagie Naidoo from Durban, South Africa booked a cruise on the Golden Princess just so they could stop on Kauai to see Bodhinatha and invite him to return to their country soon.
"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