My dear Siddhanathaswami, my heart fills with joy to see a dear son achieving such an important goal in his spiritual life. Congratulations from a mother´s heart to the new Swami! And the sound of your loving laugh is one of my cherished memories of my visit there! With love, Amma Debora.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.