Haran is a Master Course Student who has completed his Level One study and will be adopting Saivite Hinduism and changing his name soon. He and his wife Maria Dolores came to visit the media lab and chat with Paramacharya Palaniswami.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.