We have come to the end of another dynamic phase with one team back from India and another team off to India. Bodhinatha report he and Arumuganathaswami and Yoginathaswami have made it safely to Chennai. The swamis went off to Mahabalipuram to check on carving work for the Aadheenam.
We are headed into a powerful three-day retreat with a full moon in the the month of Thai. Tomorrow is the powerful day of worship of Lord Muruga. The day he received the Vel from Shakti. Join us on the inside as we ascend into Lord Murugan’s actinic akashic blue realm beyond this world! [While we may make posts during the retreat, TAKA officially resumes on the 9th]
"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