[Photo: Bodhinatha in Mahabalipuram on earlier Innersearch]
The Ganapati Kulam gave their news today. Paramacharya Palaniswami has been working on the picture for the Parampara book, which will most be all in the back in pictorial section. He also continues sourcing images and doing graphical design for Bodhinatha’s education Keynote presentations. Acharya Kumarswami is working on the Parampara book also, nearly full time. Acharya Arumugaswami has been focused a lot lately on work on Himalayan Acres nursery. Sivakatirswami has been working on his Hinduism Today articles, editing and posting Bodhinatha’s talks to the website and daily TAKA. Senthilnathaswami is focused on the quarterly release of the April issue of Hinduism Today on our website (see www.hinduismtoday.com), on a hardware refresh involving our computer monitors, preparations for an upcoming trip with Bodhinatha to Texas, development of ebook versions of the Master Course Trilogy and other projects. Sadhaka Satyanatha is working on a marvelous feature story for the next issue of Hinduism Today which is focused on India’s World Heritage Sites.
We also had several meetings continuing the planning and design discussions for the Himalayan Academy web site upgrade and renovation.
"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