Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami arrived safe and sound in Singapore and will be off to Malaysia shortly. Bodhinatha has a number of Satsangs with the missions, a talk with leaders of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam and an all day retreat that is dedicated to members and students.
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.