Patel family had darshan with Bodhinatha as their pilgrimage winds toward a close.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, July 31st.
On this Ardra abhishekam day, several Gujarati families arrived toward the end of the morning. The man in the right behind the two boys is Shailesh Patel, who drove Bodhinatha four months ago to the BAPS temple in Houston, Texas.
Karthik and his wife
Everyone had a great time visiting Iraivan on this sunny day.
We had such a wonderful time discovering your beautiful Temple! Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We hope with all our hearts that we will come to settle in Kauai after this spring, after we have our marriage in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu!! My wife Laila & I deeply hope to become a part of Kauai’s community and to help Temple grow; we welcome any insights you might have for our journey!
~Thanks & Blessings from Minnesota,
Karthik & Laila Om
"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