Here is Vel on his last day. He gave a rousing speech to thank Gurudeva and all the monks. Yogi Jothinatha translated into English. Vel called from Paris today where he is visiting his brother before going home. He said: “I can’t believe how cold it is here and how many pieces of clothing people wear!”
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.