Wonderful. Thank you for providing yet another tool to help a newcomer like myself understand the historical transfer of Siva understanding that has touched my life and for which I am profoundly grateful.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.