Today the Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. Yoginathaswami is working hard on documenting in the new maintenance program details of key equipment that his team has to maintain, all the parts and sources. He is also coordinating remotely the Iraivan temple carving work going on in India.
The rest of the team reports that the early planting of summer crops is coming up and we will soon have lots of things like Lady Fingers (okra) and other vegetables. They have also been working on the new upgrade to the front entrance way by harvesting some of our marvelous lumber bamboo for railings.
"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