A seemingly endless parade to Iraivan Temple marked a record tour day with well over a hundred souls wanting to see the wonders of Kauai Aadheenam.
Our own Jiva Rajasankara addressing the group with insights into the carving of Iraivan that only he could give. His last full day at the Aadheenam leaves us wanting more. We were so enriched by his stay.
Three generations of the Rajan family. They traveled from New Mexico for the single purpose of coming to the Aadheenam. They had a wonderful meeting with Bodhinatha after the tour.
Sheela, Sesh and their daughter Ashwini from Seattle. Another sweet family who met with Bodhnatha in the Mini Mela after the tour
"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