Today we had another blessed arati for Gurudeva in the morning, seminar with Bodhinatha and then in the afternoon a special event to bless the new “Mental Garbage Can” which is actually an incredibly beautiful stone cauldron from India, place in the visitor entrance Puakenikeni Mandapam.
Paramacharya Palaniswami who engineered this new piece introduces it to the group.
Kumarswami Gurukkal blesses the new piece.
Every one has written down some of their dross for burning up and clearing the subconscious. We hope the devas aren’t reading these! They are not prayers…
Kumarswami Gurukkal arriving earlier today in Lihue.
"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