When the guests arrive early for the weekly public tour they can read the beautiful new board introducing Kauai’s Hindu Monastery. After the tour many take advantage of the opportunity to use the gorgeous new Vasana Daha Tantra pot. (some say the most beautiful “trash can” in the world!)
Hearing a little about the Sanatana Dharma and an all pervasive divine energy, while standing under a canopy of flowering vines and trees, makes for easy understanding.
Many bright souls who leave with a deep appreciation for the spiritual oasis that the monks have created on Kauai.
"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