Monastic Order - Religion of the Now


Bodhinatha shared with visitors in the temple an overview by Gurudeva of the monastic order and its mission. He also spoke of how Hinduism is more centered in the now than most religions, which are more about a certain history, about a person and events in the past, and also about a future. Being in the present, in the eternal now, is important in Hinduism and in Gurudeva's teachings. The Hindu thinks about being in his spiritual consciousness right now. This is the essence of Hinduism, to keep going deeper and deeper into our inner consciousness.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Go on a pilgrimage once a year, read scriptures daily, perform puja daily, go to the temple at least once a week, if not more often--fulfill these disciplines, known as the pancha nitya karmas. This is the basic Saiva Siddhanta sadhana.
—Gurudeva