Jai Satguru Bodhinatha! The Living Siva! Thanks for this precious Photo. Heartfelt thanks for all your many blessings and gentle presence at all times. Safe and speedy return home to all who await. Aum Shanti.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.