Yesterday Bodhinatha, Shanmuganathswami, Siddhanathaswami and Sadhaka Mayuranatha hosted a pizza lunch with all our Wailua Mission members who are so diligently serving here at Kauai Aadheenam at our Minimela Information center. By some counts the visitor traffic sometimes climbs to 3000 visitors each month. These are not all coming on a single day, but a steady stream of daily traffic, all of whom pass through our Minimela center where they are served by these shining faces and these sishya spend hours behind the counter taking care of everyone’s needs.
Thanks to all these sishya and to all the sishya around world who are performing Sivathondu, sacrificing and tithing time, many hours each week without fail for the mission of the Kailasa Paramapara. Week after week, month after month, year after year. These are the strong souls we know we can depend on! And we know there a many more than in this picture in our various missions around the world.
Mahalo and Nandri to The Servants of the Servants of Siva!
Jai Ganesa!! I second that!!!.They are truly the best examples of Siva Thondar. Thank you all very much. I learn so much from all of you. May you always have every need met and remain as lovely as you are for all of us, near and far who need you.Aum Shanti Toshadevi
"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