Bodhinatha and Palaniswami continue their stay in Delhi. Bodhinatha reports on yesterday’s events (the 19th in India)
“Again our day started by attending the Narmada lingam puja, (three-four feet tall) North Indian style worship, along with Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj Gopal Charan Swami. Again next was the morning subrahbatam at the Radha Krishna shrine, a break for breakfast and an abhishekam for Acharya Nimbarka.
After lunch the afternoon talks began. These were televised live, on Asta TV, all the talks, from about 1:30 -- 4:00 pm. My talk was the only one in English. At the end Gopal Charan Swami, in Hindi praised Hinduism Today and our work in Hawaii. We had a darshan session with him at 5 pm and were off to Delhi for the next phase of our mission here in North India.”
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Tritiya Tithi, Sun One, Tuesday, November 23th.
"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