Those who follow global weather may know that St. Lucia experienced a hurricane while Toshadevi and her two children were returning home. Fortunately, Dad (Fremont) is OK back home. Vanore sent these photos during their stop over in New York.
Vanore is twenty-one and his sister Lily is 13, but very tall for her age.
Vanore sitting by the river.
Mother and daughter by Wailua River
Master Course student Vanore Lawrence
Lily is adds two more arms to help our outdoor statue of the Six-Faced Murugan with his lilas.
"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