Today the Ganapati Kulam gave their report. The editorial team finished the work on Hinduism Today last phase and is moving on to new project, which we do each quarter in the first two months after the last issue was produced.
Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami has been working on the image galleries that will be in the back of the new Parampara book. He is also working on new signage to go along with the major upgrade to the front area of our property.
Acharya Kumarnathaswami has been working on our monthly newsletter. Acharya Arumuganathaswami is working collecting artwork for an Indian History Illustrated section of the magazine which will include visuals that will accompany each of the five Chapter of on Indian History that he already produced. This will all eventually for a fabulous single book.
Sivakatirswami picks up the ball for the magazine after the editorial is finished, produces PDF, sends these to the printer and prepares the production guide for each issue Just today he signed off on the files and next week the July issue will go to press. He is has also been working with Andre Garzia who is here at the Aadheenam for three weeks, developing the server side database and delivery systems for our upgrade of the Himalayan Academy web site to a fast, accessible Digital Library.
Senthilnathaswami has been doing video of Bodhinatha, capturing the video we took of Sri Sri Jeyendra Puri Swami’s two-hour long Sri Chakra puja that he does every day of his life, even when traveling. Swami is also coordinating the kulam’s initiatives to upgrade our web.
Sadhaka Satyanatha was involved in the closing production of the magazine, carefully reading and proofing all the pages, fixing some last-minute issues. He has also deeply involved on the advance planning for the web site upgrade, from micro details to macro decisions.
Many more projects were mentioned, more than than we can remember!
"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