Bodhinatha’s mission in Mauritius is over and he is flying over the Atlantic to Washington D.C. He and Shanmuganathswami stopped in Dubai on the way through. He writes:
“Landed in Dubai about 4 AM and the temperature was already almost 100 F! Picked up by long time Iraivan donor Anil Kumar, who is from Kerala, who took us to his home for breakfast, followed by a drive about Dubai seeing the major districts. Checked into our hotel late in the morning. 5 PM left again with Anil to go to the top of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world which is next to the biggest mall in the world which is next to the biggest etc. In other words, Dubai likes to have the biggest of everything.”
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"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