The Pillaiyar Kulam gave it’s report today. Shanmuganathswami is working on his plans for travel that will take Bodhinatha an himself to Maryland, Chicago, Trinidad, Guyana and St. Lucius later in August. Muruganathaswami reports a rise in orders on the web. New subscribers to Hinduism Today and very interesting book purchases. Someone in Puerto Rico ordered 12 copies of The Power of Affirmation. Another man in Texas ordered 15 copies of What is Hinduism. Gurudeva’s publications’ mission is working!
"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