I can’t get this image out of my head; what a threshold for Bruno to cross on so many different levels. For one to follow such a different religious path than existed in one’s upbringing (I’m presuming) and THEN to have that choice supported by those that were by necessity left behind with that choice is huge. Seeing this gives me courage to do the same in my life.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.