Bodhinatha is back in his chair, meeting with guests, blessing Rudraksha malas and signing books. This is Simra and she is shipping her entire trilogy to a friend in Bulgaria 7,966 miles away!
Satguru speaks fans:check out Bodhinatha’s recent upadesha on The River of Life and giving up attachements. Part two comes tomorrow. (see the side bar link)
Countless expressions of appreciation and wonderment to the monks poured forth from this beautiful group. The most frequently asked question of the day: “How do 21 monks create all this with all the programs and daily routines you just mentioned? ”
We had several guests with engineering backgrounds who studied at U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Mehta’s contribution and work on the fly ash foundation was very well received and appreciated by this group of alumni!
"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