This concludes a short dynamic phase. The county is working on the reservoir and all our ponds and streams have been shut off. The Koi fish were moved to safe keeping until the water is turned on again. Meanwhile we are taking this opportunity to do some much needed repairs of leaks that will help prevent erosion in the future. Yoginathaswami and Sadhaka Rajanatha are healthy and doing well in their whirlwind visit to India. This is Sadhaka Rajanatha’s first visit to India and he is having a great time there.
The Ganapati Kulam gave their news. The digital edition of Hinduism Today, April 2010, is to be released officially next week. This involves work by the team, getting the PDF ready, recording Bodhinatha’s Publisher’s desk and getting various little pieces in place to push the web site forward to the next issue. Every three years we upgrade computer equipment, so there are lots of boxes arriving. Arumugaswami is getting ready for a month long trip with Bodhinatha to Mauritius and India. Work proceeds on the Parampara book, daily TAKA etc.
Please keep an eye on the right side bar as we catch up missing Bodhinatha talks. Today we posted links to a marvelous upadesh on the transmutation of prana through the chakras as one matures and grows old gracefully.
Don’t miss it!
~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 Tritiya Tithi, Sun One, Tuesday, March 2th.
"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