Om Sivaya,Thank you Anjali.It felt very great to be in the Kauai Monastery temples during this time,praying paying homage to Gurudeva for all that he did for us esp.coming often to our respective countries to uplift us & show the Sanmarga Path to a trouble free, leading to enlightenment life.It was also great to be amongst all the monks & devotees of Gurudeva!Taking this opportunity to thank you & the ladies of the mission in Kauai for the nutritious food served.Mahalo!
"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