Today we honored sage Chellappaswami with a special arati in the temple this morning. Our minds pondered with gratitude the gift and presence of the great siddha of Jaffna whose legacy continues on today through our parampara. He said: “Oru Pollapum Illai” “One Evil Thing There is Not!”
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.