Our phase began with homa today, Paramacharya Palaniswami presiding.
Palaniswami gave an overview of Bodhinatha’s reception in India and continued today with his theme on the confluence of science with Saiva Siddhanta. As scientists continue to investigate the nature of things they are coming to some core realizations: there is no separability between things; time does not always go from past to future, consciousness affects nature; the apparently inert universe is aware of us.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.