A few photos from Swami’s visit yesterday. Here he meets with the publications team.
We share with him some of our publications and Swami shows the publication that details his institution in Karntaka. It is huge! He is head of 1200 mathas throughout the state. Each one is headed by a Veerashaiva Sannyasin. So each generation they recruit and train 1,200 monks to keep their religion moving forward, and this in one state.
Swamiji visited with each of the kulam members. Acharya Kumarnathaswami show him the recent production of a book we are making for Gurudeva’s Tenth Maha Samadhi.
Lord Siva is the Supreme Being of the universe, not one of many gods. To Saivites Siva is the supreme being; to Vaishnavites Vishnu is the supreme being. The soul starts with experiencing the world. On one side the soul is pulled by veiling grace toward the world. On the inside the soul is pulled by revealing grace toward God. Resolving karma, maturing in the world, fulfilling dharma, we move toward imperturbability, realization, moksha.