Uma and Kaysho Singh are visiting from Mississauga, Ontario.
They gave Bodhinatha an update on the work of Dr. Doobay at the Vishnu Mandir in Richmond Hill. The Anand Bhavan Seniors Residence, just a few steps from the temple, has been completed. This was a concept very dear to our Gurudeva’s heart. He recommended that all temples that have sufficient land should build a seniors residence. This greatly enhances the quality of life of our dear Hindu senior citizens who otherwise might experience a lonely and isolated life, especially in the middle of a cold Canadian winter.
"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