Kulapati Adi Alahan and Kulamata Asha came to Kauai for their grandson Rohan’s namakarana samskara and to be with their satguru.
Today was Sun Four. The Ganapati Kulam reported on their activities at lunch. Printing for some local charities groups, work on the new Guru Parampara book, Children’s story book, getting caught up on posting Bodhinatha’s upadesha to the web (see a new one today), and lots and lots of preparations for Innersearch Kauai, 2010.
"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