This is the end of a productive phase. Though it was not tour day the temple was very busy. Two groups arrived including a group from Germany.
Anticipation of Bodhinatha’s visit to Mauritius is running high as many members will be receiving initiations on this trip. After years of diligent study and sadhana, these dedicated Saivite souls will hear the Holy Panchakshara Mantra from the lips of the Satguru or be initiated into the powerful practice of personal daily Saiva Atmartha puja which puts them firmly on a foundation for the performance of the deeper raja yoga practices.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Navami Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, January 24th.
"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