Sweet group of souls today for our public tour. If these groups are a true sampling of American consciousness, it is easy to be encouraged. So open and respectful of different approaches to God and spiritual discovery.
During the recent Ayudhya puja time we gained a new appreciation for the Silpis and the chisels that they shape and forge. The sharp chisels for fine detail last only about five minutes of carving time before they must be re-forged. Our guests are utterly amazed that we have been carving this temple for twenty years now.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.