We pick up our travel log of Bodhinatha’s mission to Australia again today. On February 15th evening near Sydney, a Iraivan Temple fundraising dinner was organized by Mathini and Chandran Wigneswaran and others. Nearly 400 people attended the event.
A kolam design at the entrance of the hall
Students of Srimathi Anusha Tharmaraja gave a bharatanatyam performance choreographed to Natchintanai music
Bodhinatha gave a spiritual discourse
Mrs. Mathini Wigneswaran giving the "vote of thanks"
Dinner attendees enjoying getting darshan at the end
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.