Left to right. Young couple from Gujarat via Indiana. Sudhir & Preeti Mathur from Edmonton who met Gurudeva in 2000 there. A Young couple from the Big Apple and devotees at the Maha Vallaba Ganesha Temple in Flushing. Raj Kumar Bhardwaj from London who is so inspired he is returning with his parents and younger brother later this year after reading the Trilogy. A local lady with a visiting friend from Japan. A local Yoga teacher (2nd from right) with a small group of students. A very attentive group.
"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