The Siddhidata Kulam gave their report today. Yoganathaswami continues to work on the drawings and planning for the earthwork around Iraivan as well as a comprehensive plan for the entire Aadheenam electrical systems in order to provide the county with data necessary to get permits to upgrade. The rest of his kulam has been busy with the routines, garden, repairs and continuing emphasis on repairing our pools and stream bed while the Wailua Reservoir is still shut down for repairs.
This if from the outside the Siddhidata Kulam office. Yoginathswami writes:
“Summer is here for sure in Kauai Aadhenam. Many of our flowering plants are blooming now. Here are the Amaryllises in full bloom. Some of these flowers are almost 10 inches diameter.”
Beautiful Amaryllis blooms flowering in the Summer – in the East coast and in the UK they bloom in the winter in February/March. It is truly a delight to see such lovely flowers in the Iraivan Temple grounds. It is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!
"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