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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.
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.