At the second function that Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami attended at the Hari Mandir in Tuna Puna, August 22nd, Trinidad’s minister of education, Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, was present. He attended the entire function. After listening to Bodhinatha’s talk, his turn came to speak. The camera catches the moment when he tells Bodhinatha that he will see to it that Gurudeva’s Dancing With Siva will be placed into all of Trinidad’s public schools. This was the fulfillment of a long-time dream and project of the hosts of this event: Pandit Narendra and Ashwinee Ragoonanan. The moment was extremely auspicious and you see in this photo the instant it happened. Jai!
After the talk, Bodhinatha presents a hard cover copy of Dancing With Siva to the Minister.
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"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