Senthilnathaswami is hard at work color correcting the digital photos for our new book The Guru Chronicles. We bring to you a few special gems for your viewing pleasure. Here Gurudeva offers arati to a Saivite Saint at Nallai Aadheenam at Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, during the 1982-1983 Innersearch.
January 17, 1982: Gurudeva’s first visit to the village of Kopay in Jaffna. Boys pulled him in a Morris Minor convertible. “Golden days with a golden guru,” says Rishi Thondunatha, one of the boys on the ropes.
Gurudeva reviewing plans for Iraivan Temple with Selvanathan Sthapati at the carving site in Bangalore.
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Thank you for sharing the special pictures of Gurudeva taken in Jaffna, Sri Lanka during the 1982-83 inner search. Ingenious/truly original form of transportation provided to Gurudeva! A remarkable Satguru with his true followers!
"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