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.
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.