Our two paramacharyas, Sadasivanatha Palaniswami and Sivanatha Ceyonswami, ventured to the town of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii today to meet with sculptress Holly Young. Holly is near the final stages of tweaking the wax model of Gurudeva later to be cast in metal. Our paramacharyas are there to check in on the last fine details to make sure they are accurate.
To remind all, this sculpture of Gurudeva is of him explaining his early morning three-fold vision of Lord Siva to Dr. V. Ganapathy Sthapathi, of whom a bronze facsimile will also be crated. They both will be placed in a spot called “Temple Builders’ Memorial” our near San Marga Iraivan Temple along with other bronzes of silpis carving the temple. All pieces are life-size.
Hindus believe there is one Truth, we just all don't agree on the name and nature of God. To compare Hinduism with other religions, you need to ask the orthodox practioners what their beliefs are. For example, one Christian minister explained that he believes we are fallen beings, not inherently good and need to be redeemed or face eternal Hell. Hinduism believes the opposite: we are divine beings with instinctive, intellectual and intuitive natures. Everyone will eventually become a spiritual being and attain God realization. That is about as far apart as we can get in beliefs. There is really no way that the two can be compared.