It is the end of the phase and early tomorrow morning the swamis will hold a highly auspicious ceremony at 3:30 AM in the morning before Bodhinatha leaves for Malaysia with Shanmuganathaswami. Tomorrow is the holy day of Vaikasi Vishakam. The full moon in the constellation of Vishakam. It is a powerful day for meditation, initiations and communications between all three worlds. Tune in with us!
We will be going on a 3 day retreat but we will still be posting some photos tomorrow of auspicious new beginning as we bring another nameless sadhu onto the path of sannyas.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dvitya Tithi, Sun One, Saturday, May 29th.
"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