Dr. Jagmohan and Neelam Aggarwal are visiting for the first time from Liberty, Missouri, (just north of Kansas City) only a few miles from where Hinduism Today magazine is printed.
They have been subscribers for 25 years and have all those past issues safely stored in their home. They are very happy to finally visit the source of the wealth of news and wisdom they have received for so many years.
Haran Talbert and his wife Dolores see Bodhinatha before going back home to California. Haran is actively pursuing the Master Course study. This is Dolores’s first time at the Aadheenam.
"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