Our Hinduism Today photographer in Nepal, Thomas Kelly, has close friends who lived there for 27 years. Brian and Judy Hollander visited today from their home in Alaska, where they are helping the natives with health care. The daughter, Sonja, on the right, just graduated from naturopathy medical school. They were delighted to visit the temple and the Hinduism Today team.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.