Bodhinatha is getting ready for his trip to Mauritius and India next month. All the devotees in Mauritius are really excited and have super big plans in the works. Also Bodhinatha will be giving 10 initiations of members who have progressed in the spiritual path while he is there.
Today the Pillaiyar Kulam gave their news. Shanmuganathaswami has been busy with the distribution of the recently printed April issue of Hinduism Today. Muruganathaswami reports a higher than usual number of new people ordering books and items from our online web store. Yogi Jothinatha continues to work with our advertisers in Hinduism Today and Yogi Jivanandanatha is working hard to settle all the accounting before this retreat’s Hindu Heritage Endowment meeting. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what they are doing.
"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