Saturday morning at temple for Visarjana. Blessings of many food offerings than a puja done by all the children on trays in groups of about six lead by the priest. I gave thirty-minute talk. Next, after circumambulating the temple, we paraded to a nearby pond and placed all the clay Ganeshas in the water. 300-400 devotees were in attendance.
Meanwhile for Satguru Speaks fans, a recent marvelous upadesha from Bodhinatha on Siva Meditation has been posted. See the link on the sidebar.
END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
We are have a three-day retreat and
will return, Sun One, Wednesday, September 14th.
One Response to “Bodhinatha Is With Ganesha in Utah”
"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