Bodhinatha continues his retreat and seminars in Malaysia. he will be depart to return home tomorrow.
Om Sivaya, Everyone,
Jungle Lodge Retreat Second Day:
Shanmuganathaswami gave one morning class and I gave a morning and an afternoon class. Major group activities were a two plus hour hike to a waterfall and a family evening where the participants divided into groups of 6-8 and gave performances.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.