Aum Sivaya.It is always so beautiful to see how Guruji is welcomed back home to Kauai. So much gratitude,so much reverence , So much Love. Jai Satguru! Heart felt love forever! Thanks for all you are to us.Aum Shanti
All of the complaining monks should come to Canada. It is only minus 20 degrees here with a lot of snow. It is great for sadhana. Really. Sages of yore used to meditate in the Himalayas for this very reason – the cold !!!
"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