Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami visited the headquarters of the Malaysia Hindu Sangam. We don't have all the names of the officers in the photo, but the president, Thiru Mohan Shanmugam is in white behind Bodhinatha and Dr. M. Bala Tharmalingam, the Deputy President is to the far right.
Dr. Bala gave a presentation of a syllabus the Sangam is developing on Hinduism, and then Bodhinatha was invited to give a short talk which was translated by Dr. Bala into Tamil.
Bodhinatha handed out sewing class certificates to a group of students. The Sangam is active in teaching courses in cooking, sewing and other home arts for the local community. Visit the Malaysia Hindu website at www.hindusangam.org.my.
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"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