Mr. Rajnikant B. Acharya and his wife, to Bodhinatha’s left, are visiting from Nairobi, Kenya. Rajnikant is on the building committee of a Siva Temple now under construction in Nairobi. He invited Bodhinatha to be present for the opening ceremonies at the end of next year. He is here with his daughters, grandchildren and son in law who are all living in the USA.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.