Bodhinatha writes that he and Shanmuganathaswami are well and in transit, on their way home, evaluating the programs they had and what improvements can be made fo the next time. They arrive back at Kauai Aadheenam tomorrow.
Thanks a million Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and Shanmuganathaswami for the wonderful and unforgetable moments in Malaysia, especially, the seminar and Retreat at Alang Sedayu jungle logde! We enjoyed and basked immensely in your presence!! Jai Kailasa Parampara!!
It was a great mini Innersearch. What an experience. All of us felt it. Some of us hugged as we left Alang Sedayu. Some wanted to start the formal study of the Mastercourse trilogy. A life changing experience in Alang Sedayu retreat. All this thanks to our Satguru & the entire Kailasa Parampara. Jai Gurudeva, Jai Bodhinatha.
"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