Gaurang and Darshana Nanavaty visited today. They are both acharyas (teachers) of the Chinmaya Mission, Houston, having completed in 1979 the first 2 and 1/2 year acharya training program held in Percy, California. Both are today instrumental in the Mission’s highly successful youth teaching programs. They attended puja, visited the temple and met with Paramacharya Palaniswami and the Acharya Arumugaswami. Arumugaswami inquired as to the details of their class programs and teacher’s training methods and then shared with them our materials on Hindu history, yama/niyamas and other resources of mutual interest.
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.