Now that we have been training catalysts, they are beginning their teaching programs around the country in Mauritius.
These young people normally are under a lot of pressure to study, not only at school but to take “tuition” which are more classes and more homework after hours. The boys are having fun “hamming it up” for the camera.
Poobarlene and Kevina Soobramanien report: “The Saivite Hindu Religion class is conducted on a fortnight basis and preferably on Saturdays at 3 p.m. At this time most of the students are free from private tuition. On September 25th we separated the class into two groups: the older and the younger students. We ended up taking that decision after considering the age gap between the two student groups. That is with different concentration span, coping and communication skills.
Poobarlene taught the younger ones while I took care of the older ones. A positive change was observed between the two groups.
"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