This is Jai Ganesha (Peter Eschwey) with his wife Emily and daughters Ambika and Gauri from Oregon. Peter has visited Chidambaram temple in India and befriended the dikshitar priests there who know us. He gave his younger daughter her first solid food in Bodhinatha’s presence today.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.