In Guyana, preparations are afoot for Bodhinatha’s and Shanmuganathaswami’s arrival Monday morning. They will be guests of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha.
On the right is Vindhya Persaud is doing a beautiful job of organizing various key functions. With her in the picture are her brother and her father, Pandit Reepu Daman Persaud who fondly remembers his conversations with Gurudeva and Paramacharya Palaniswami at two Global Forums of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders on Human Survival in Oxford, England in 1985 and in Moscow in the early 90’s.
"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