For years now hundreds of visitors have been burning their problems in a funky Chinese pot at the entrance to the monastery. We thought, "Why not change the pot?" And so we did. Selvanathan Sthapati gave us a Chola design, and Jiva Rajasankara's team in india carved it to perfection.
It's made of rose granite, and the polished parts turn the deep color, and the unpolished parts remain pink.
It is being put into a container in India and will arrive in a couple of months, to be installed at the center of the Pua Kenikeni Mandapam as a new artifact and a tool for all working to get rid of confusions, regrets, negative recollections and hampering feelings and attitudes.
"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