We began our phase with Bodhinatha at the Sun One homa. He the followed with an inspiring spontaneous talk on the unique path we follow that is both monistic and theistic at the same time. Watch for it! and if you have not see the list of recent talks, scroll down for links in a recent post.
(former) Yogi Raja Deva, you da man! Bits of Guruji’s influence continue to guide my decisions, even to this day. PBS did a short story on me (on my website) and my efforts here in Tennessee. I’m glad things have worked out for you. Nothing, after all, is easy.
(former) Baba Natyam Neem Kali Shum
"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