Many visitors take note of the tiny trees here and there on the grounds, bonsais cultivated in the traditional way by master Tandu Sivanathan. His Ichiban Apprentice, Sadhaka Rajanatha, is working on a banyan, cutting the roots back and repotting it to discourage growth.
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.