The current issue of Hinduism Today honors all our temple craftsmen. We have collectively given them the Hindu Renaissance Award for 2012.
Brahmachari Jaya has engineered the production of this by our high-end metal etching company in Arizona. The finished plaque just arrived. It will next be mounted and sent off to India. This particular one is going to the stone carving community that is responsible for the temples built by the Swami Narayan Fellowship
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.