Drs. Nipank and Leena Shroff, and Drs. Nalin and Kamal Tolia made their first visit to Kauai. They stayed with sishyas Mrunal and Padmaja Patel family. They are all from Midland, Texas and founding members of the Hindu temple there.
Amey Deosthali returned to Kauai, this time bringing his family guru, Sri Vidya Gurudev, Shri Shriniwasji Katkar (center in photo.)
Sri Gurudev is in the Sri Vidya tradition and Bodhinatha gifted him a copy of a new English translation of a Sri Vidya scripture. Sri Gurudev said that he read some of our late Gurudeva’s teachings ten years ago and made a plan to visit one day.
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"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