It was another auspicious day at the Aadheenam, the last day of our phase.
Long time sishya Kulapati Dohadeva and Kulamata Nagavathy from Singapore (left) are on pilgrimage. It is their 30th wedding anniversary. Yogi Bhani and Rema Devi on the right are also from our Singapore mission, and it is their 26th wedding anniversary. They met this morning for darshan with Bodhinatha and had a long 1 1/2 hour talk with him.
for Satguru speaks fans, another upadesha from Bodhinatha has been linked on the right and his audio index page has all talks given through January 8th.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Monday, February 1st.
"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