Bodhinatha signs Namrata Ragade’s copy of Merging with Siva. Namrata and her family visited from their home in Portland, Oregon in December. She has returned on pilgrimage for several days to do some sadhana and meditation.
Satguru Speaks Update: A new talk has been linked in the side bar on the right and Bodhinatha’s last two Sun One Upadeshas, including the recent one on Will Power and Concentration in the video you saw, are also up now for those who download the audio.
"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