We had a wonderful contingent of devotees from Singapore with us for Innersearch. They all met with Bodhinatha today as they are flying off to Singapore tomorrow morning early. Left to right: Shamala Raman and her father Raman and mother Sushela. On the right in the back Krishnan Mariappan and his wife Sakuntalai. In front, right Sudha Vinadharan and her little daughter Thivaashenee. They are the lucky ones who get to see Bodhinatha every time he transits through Singapore. Thank you for coming for innersearch!
"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