In this commentary on Chapter 30 of Path to Siva, Bodhinatha encapsulates the entire path of Saiva Siddhanta in one short talk. Don’t miss it!
Key concepts: Naalupadasaivam: “A Saiva doctrine that the initiate should pass successively through charya, kriya, yoga and jnana stages and thence obtain moksha.” The charya pada, the dasa marga, path of servitude. Sharing the world of God. The kriya pada, satputra marga, true son’s way. Nearness to God. The yoga pada, sakha marga, way of the friend, experiencing inner light, sharing the superconscious mind. We talk to God. The jnana pada, san marga, sayujya patavi, union with God. There is no difference between Siva and the soul. God is our dearest Beloved. The three types of temples provide training and experience leading to worship and meditation in the Atma kovil.
Suresh and Shanthi Ramamurthi hosted Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami for a delightful satsang. This would be the last event for the travel mission's California stop, and then off to New York.