Ganesha and Radha Krishnan are visiting from Scottsdale, Arizona. They have supported Iraivan Temple for a long time and had the Ganesha murti that our late Gurudeva sent to Arizona in their home for over a year.
Gyanendra Kumar and Sushila Joshi are visiting from Connecticut. They are also longtime supporters of Iraivan Temple and wish to help more. They got some advice from Bodhinatha about carrying the peacefulness found in early morning meditation and worship, all through the day in whatever activity we are doing.
"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