Panshula is a dikshasishya member of Saiva Siddhanta Church. He spent some time at the monastery in the late 90’s with Gurudeva. After some training, Gurudeva sent him on a mission to live with his parents and receive a higher education.
Panshula lived as a brahmachari, focusing on his studies.He went on to university and recently received his Masters degree in English. He begins teaching English at a community college this fall. Mission fulfilled.
Panshula and his fiance, Jill, met Bodhinatha in Chicago on August 3, 2011. Jill is a librarian. She wants to help place the Trilogy and Loving Ganesha into the library system. They were both quite interested in the two books Bodhinatha gifted them, Hindu Children’s Modern Stories.
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"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