Just off the plane, yesterday, Bodhinatha returns to His relentless service and attention to every detail at the Aadheenam. What a blessing for our guests! Here he is signing books for someone who came on the tour today.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Friday, February 12th.
Kulapati Deva Seyon’s reports:
“Today’s tour guests walking deep into botanical wonderment. We heard one guest say. “We are not in Kansas anymore!”
This “parade of souls” is being watched from deep within the inner worlds.
A few simple prayers to the Great Tusker and the skies wax clear and bright. It a big group today.
Isani Alahan puts in many hours of karma yoga every week in our Mini Mela. Today, Valli Alahan is here as well, helping with the big influx after the public tour.
"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