At home today was Sun One of a bright new phase. Yogi Jivanandanatha performs the homa.
Paramacharya Palaniswami presides today and offers all the prayers into the fire. Later he gave a short inspired talk on the presence of God inside of each of us. He shared news of a new short video by the Hindu American Foundation which we are showing below. He then read from Gurudeva’s Publisher’s Desk titled “See God Everywhere” which we copy below along with the Silpi outing photos.
"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