On May 29, 2010 Bodhinatha gave a seminar presentation entitled “Seeing God & Tapping Your Intuition.” The venue was the Scott Road Sri Kandaswamy Temple in Kuala Lumpur from 7:00pm to 9:45pm. The seminar was free. Over 500 attended the event and book launch of “Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions.”
In the seminar Bodhinatha used examples of how his preceptor, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (affectionately known as Gurudeva), used intuition as a major tool for making important decisions and seeking inner knowledge. He presented ways to identify and use our own intuition to help make the right choices and decisions in life.
Some of these examples were derived from Bodhinatha's latest publication, Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions, which was officially launched at the seminar. This wonderful book covers fourteen of Gurudeva's great mystical visions of God Siva, Lord Ganesha and Lord Muruga. The book is available here…
Bodhinatha gave vibuthi to all those present after the seminar. He also signed many books, including 135 of Gurudeva's Spiritual Visions. Here Bodhinatha blesses a small murthi of Gurudeva. Kulapati Balu Sivaceyon (center) stands by and assists.
The procession of devotees coming forward for vibuthi prashadam went past midnight. We thank all of those who participated in making the event a grand success.
"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