Dr. K. Ganesalingam and family members visited for the first. He is a scholar of Saiva Siddhanta philosophy. He grew up in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, met Satguru Yogaswami, then our Gurudeva, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, and now Satguru Bodhinatha. Now he’s settled in Australia.
Rajesh and Radha Narayanan with their daughters Sahana and Shruti are visiting for first time from California. They follow the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharishi. They asked Bodhinatha’s wisdom on how to control the flow of thoughts when we sit to meditate.
They enjoyed the peacefulness of Swayambhu Lingam area
"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