Bodhinatha, Arumugaswami and Sadhaka Nandinatha successfully arrive in Singapore, spent one day with our members there and then as we write today they are in transit to Mauritius where the whole community awaits them.
Bodhinatha writes: “Om Sivaya, everyone,
Morning visit to the Singapore Botanical Garden. Walked through for about two hours. Most spectacular parts were the extensive orchid collection and the occasional, massive, old tree here and there.
Lunch with members and
Evening satsang with members at Kulapati Dohadeva’s home with a few guests as well including our dear friend Rajadhurai.
"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