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The Siddhidata Kulam reported on their work today. Yoginathaswami continues working on advance architectural plans for drainage and earth work around the temple. He hopes to have these plans finalized by the end of the year so that we can get bids on the constructions which involved and intricate installation of drains, piping and the lava rock wall around the edge of Iraivan. The rest of his team has been focused on ground maintenance which was set aside for many moons because they had other projects. Meanwhile the “jungle” never stops and invasive species of weeds and “weed trees” need to be taken care of.
"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