Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is back at the Aadheenam, which is great news for us all.
We welcome the guru with a small padapuja, a traditional way of honoring the blessing of having him with us.
Sannyasin Arumugaswami has wonderful stories to tell about our efforts to translate the Saiva Agamas into English. Many luminaries of Saivism rushed to thank Bodhinatha, and offer their support, during this trip.
An arati is performed at the temple, alerting the Gods and the Devas that the travelers have returned.
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.