Friday’s flight was pleasant and on time arriving around midnight in Phoenix.
Saturday at the temple just a few hundred. Head priest is Bhairavasundaram. He is the priest that helped Sambamurti Sivacharya with our Pancha Silanyasa ceremony for Iraivan, currently serves at the Boston Lakshmi Temple and is Sambamurti’s son in law.
Ceremonies were mainly the seven homas, one for each murti, eye opening, placing of navaratnas and closing puja. Excellent group of priests, and powerful ceremonies.
Main day is Sunday.
Evening a satsang at Chellappa and Banu’s home. About thirty devotees, attentive group, good questions.
In our teachings we're both monistic and theistic. In the beliefs of Saivism the idea of the three worlds is the basis and key to understanding temple worship, theism. The inner worlds are there to help you. The essence of the soul is already the same as the essence of God Siva, monism. You just have to find it.