Today was our cleaning day and all the monks spent the entire morning, cleaning, digging into storage areas and tossing away useless items.
It has been some time since we posted any of Bodhinatha’s upadesha and for that we apologize to our Satguru Speaks fans. We recently been working on these and will be posting talks in regular succession until we are caught up. Don’t miss today’s marvelous upadesha on “The Inner Plane” where Bodhinatha talks about the subtle process of using the intuition and sleep hours to work through spiritual unfoldments in the inner worlds.
"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