Kulapati Dhasan Sivananda sends us this report from Malaysia where we see new life and energy in the fellowship.
A marvelous turn up for monthly satsang by Malaysia Mission and were told that this temporary venue known as Chitra’s, Kuala Lumpur was blessed by Satguru Bodhinatha during his recent visit to Malaysia. Around 35 to 40 members and devotees attended the satsang. Aum.
Together with Bodhinatha’s lively photo and the profound presence, everyone felt so blessed. Members and devotees, each drawn by the love of Siva
All of us were greeted with a delicious prasadam after the Satsang.
"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