Sashi Subramanian, wife Gayathri Narayanan and their children are on pilgrimage for a few days from California. They were last here in 2006 and attended our donor receptions in the San Francisco area. They are strong supports of Iraivan temple. Their little baby girl is Meru and their 9-year-old daughter, Maitreyi.
They had darshan with Bodhinatha this morning.
They came to visit the Media Lab this afternoon and visited with Paramacharya Palaniswami. “Nice to see a bit behind the scenes,” Gayathri noted.
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"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