Bodhinatha writes from Sydney:
"Our 10 plus hour flight from Honolulu to Sydney was pleasant. Welcoming party of some ten devotees met us at the airport, a drive to the suburb of Parramatta which is the second largest business district in the Sydney area and quite near the Murugan temple. They are setting up darshan meetings at the hotel starting Thursday afternoon.
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."