We flew to Bangalore on the 12th evening quite late to be greeted by Jiva Rajashankara, his wife, sons and extended family who had come to India for the marriage of his youngest son.
The day before, on the 11th, in Pondicherry, Bodhinatha had dinner with yoga students at ICYER, Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry run by Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani whom we have known for many years. Bodhinatha gave a short talk and answered questions for the evening satsang.
Religion needs to be of the present. Mankind is evolving spiritually; mass consciousness is rising. When we go to the temple, in the right spirit, contributing devotion and prana, being open to the blessings of the Deity; it purifies the mind. The Hindu religion focuses on the mind; purifies it; controls it, subdues the ego, makes us more humble.