The Siddhidata Kulam gave their news today. Yoginathaswami is working on drawings for the Nandi Mandapam with the help of Thamby Kumaran in California. He says they have reached a stage where it is time to bring in a civil engineer to review the plans.
The rest of his team has been working hard on patching our stream beds and pools while the water is still “off” as Wailua Reservoir remains in a drained state.
Things are warming up and the with our showers alternating with sun, the vegetable garden is really producing well.
"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