Bodhinatha returned from Malaysia and was back in the Guru Peedam today meeting pilgrims. Meanwhile, Innersearchers are starting to arrive and the Ganapati Kulam is “on deck” starting today, getting the ship ready to launch. During the Innersearch, you may see more posts done on the move as we use Twitter to post you information and then after the program we will put up some longer shows with more photos.
"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