All is well at Kauai Aadheenam, where a steady stream of guests continue to arrive during this holiday season.
More and more Hindus are fulfilling Gurudeva’s original vision. Instead of dropping in casually having just found us on the island, they made their plans to come to Kauai in advance from home, just to be here at the monastery.
The Siddhidata Kulam shared their news today. They have been organizing all the lumber from the scaffolding that was up for several years around iraivan and is now down. On the future front, the permits to install our new entry way are nearly complete and the stone archway at the beginning of entrance to Kadavul will be going up soon.
Vel Alahan hosted this group. This was just a few of the many visitors we had today.
"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