Sadhaka Satyanatha has been working on a project for several years which has been the digitization of our entire physical photo collection. Most of this is complete, but it will take a long time to go through all the files to see what we have. He found these precious pictures of one of Yogaswami’s chief disciples: Markanduswami.
Here we are in Jaffna, on an innersearch long ago, meeting this completely renounced tapasvin ascetic.
Markanduswami had a special gift and a special sadhana: He only spoke out the words of his Guru, Yogaswami.
Feel very Inspired by seeing this picture.
What a blessing!
What a great penance to have performed to be born like him.
Look at his matted hair… Awesome.
So majestic tapasvin.
I prostrate at your feet Markanduswami.
Great Souls amongst our mist. What a blessing!
"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