A new phase began today. Our retreat was a dynamic two days. Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Sadhaka Satyanatha left for India via San Francisco, via Frankfurt where they took one night to rest before heading to a very intense schedule in the Holy Land. The trip is being sponored by His Holiness Jagadguru Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Mahaswamiji of the JSS mission in Karnataka. Shivarathri Mahaswamiji visit Kauai Aadheenam in 2010 and invited the monks to attend a big function there in January 2012. See the report below.
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.