Our Hinduism Today, October/November/December 2010 edition, Educational Insight this time explores a new trend in matchmaking. The two models that once clashed--arranged marriage and do-as-you-please dating--are merging into something that can be called “arranged dating.” Parents meet and approve a daughter’s suitor, and then the couple embarks on the Western dating path, with all its implications and hazards. Plus we take a look at online resources for finding a life partner.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.