Another marvelous day at Kauai Aadheenam. The Pillaiyar Kulam gave their news. Shanmuganathaswami has set up an online web registration site in the Minimela.com for the coming California retreat in Santa Cruz later this year. US students stay tuned for the announcement.
Also today for those watching for Bodhinatha’s recent Upadesha’s, we are posting another Sun One talk link.
of course you can always go to his audio page for all recent talks (recently re-organized with most recent on top)
"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