It is the end of a short four-day phase. The Ganapati Kulam gave their report today. There has been a lot of focus this phase on the upgrade of our Himalayan Academy site that will be coming in the next few months. Thanks to the generosity of those who donated to the Digital Dharma Drive we will be able to move our web site and offerings to a new level.
We are in the planning stages now, focusing first on making all our existing resource more available and more easily accessible to our viewers. We will also be using a dynamic page assembly system and “opening up” sections of the web page to allow full horizontal use of the “canvas” for video, slideshows and large photos. Stay tuned.
"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