Thank you for providing the links to the river of life upadeshas. Very candid indeed! Incidentally when a thought occurred about how Gurudeva would have meditated in the ‘Kelani’ (?) caves I ended up visiting the Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley in the state of Virginia after 35 years! It is an amazing site and anyone who meditates should not miss a visit to this wonderful gift to mankind. Had it been in India it would have been overflowing with perhaps Rishis, Sadhus and serious meditators.
"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