Sadhaka Adhinatha brought this papaya to breakfast this morning. We asked Muruganathaswami to pose for us.
It is as big as a basketball!
The Siddhidata Kulam has been carefully collecting seeds from the trees that are most productive in our often very damp weather. We are slowly developing our own breed of Kauai Aadheenam papayas, cultivars whose seeds grow true generation after generation.
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Jai Ganesa!My it looks delicious.What a beauty.Its so rewarding to see the efforts of those who trust God Siva to provide all their needs namely our MONKS.You give us hope.Thank you Grudeva.Thank you Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and thanks to all who work to keep such a peaceful and bountiful place in everyway for all of us. I am grateful. Aum.
"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