The Ekadanta Kulam of one, Saravananathaswami gave his report. After a year’s break from member and student communications he is back on the job. He’s moved his office and picked up the threads of continuity from Sivakatirswami who had been communicating with students and member in his stead for a year.
The Pillaiyar Kulam also gave news of their activities. Shanmuganathaswami has been away for a month and is now back working hard on Hinduism Today subscriptions and preparing for the next trip to California. Muruganathaswami reports that there has been a rise of sales of the complete trilogy on our internet minimela site. Some people as far away as Finland have ordered all three books.
jai Ganesa!We are always so well taken care of to have the right teachers and helpers every step of the way. My study of the Master Course continues to help me improve in all aspects of life.Jai Grudeva! Jai Satguru Bodhinatha! and heartfelt thanks to Saravanathaswamiji and Sivakatirswamiji. May we truly be worthy of the work you do on our behalf. Aum Shanti
"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