Our young hired man, Jonathan Anderson has turned out to have a natural talent and his slate tile work on our walks looks like it has been done by an artisan with years of experience.
It is takes an artistic eye for the design, a strong body for the rigorous work and a conscientious attitude to do the right job all the way through. Every day he lays down another 20-30 square feet of tile. Great job Jonathan! Thank you for your dedication to doing the best you can do.
"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