This short 4-day phase concluded with a report from the Ganapati Kulam. Much work is in progress on future video projects, as you have seen. Paramacharya Palaniswami has been busy coordinating development of many different video and art projects. Acharya Kumarswami continues to work on the creation of various of our publications. Acharya Arumugaswami has been hard at work on the fifth and final History of India, bring us up to the present time. The editing team is working on editing the Yamas and Niyamas stories. Sivakatirswami completed building the web pages and server side processing for the new Digital Dharma Drive fund raising web site which had previously been designed in Indesign by Sadhaka Satyanatha. Senthilnathaswami also prepared all the banners that fly over all our web sites and help tweaked the final design and doing video work with Bodhinatha in preparation for turning Bodhinatha’s Keynotes into videos. We met our goal to launch the new campaign on October 1st. And now, with that all done the whole kulam is focusing on the next issue of Hinduism Today.
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Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Friday, October 8th.
"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