Mr and Mrs Radhakrishnan from Connecticut, USA, had darshan with Bodhinatha this morning. They love attending temples, chanting Sri Rudram and other chants, meditating, Tirumantiram and Tirukural. He loves to use our website resources. The other day he was asked to give a talk about Hinduism and he prefaced it with parts 1-2 of Bodhinatha’s 5-part Hinduism overview video on our youtube channel.
Mr and Mrs Balasunderam visiting from Toronto. Originally from Sri Lanka, he recalls meeting Satguru Yogaswami five times as a young boy.
"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