Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami and Acharya Arumugaswami are off to Pittsburg for a whirlwind one day flight, one day on the ground and oen day fly back on Sunday. The Hindu Mandir Executive Council has organized a meeting or priest to discuss key issues for our temples and Hinduism in the US.
Gurudeva made support of our Hindu priesthood a key part of his global mission. We are going to provide our support, insights on issues that may be helpful and to also take interviews for a future feature article in Hinduism Today magazine. Stay tuned for more…and pray for them both because we don’t know how much sleep they are going to get in the next 72 hours!
"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