The Selvarajah family visiting from Edmonton. Selvarajah and his wife are some of the core founding members of the Mahaganapati Temple there and have been here before, but it was the first visit for son Mayuran and daughter-in-law Shankeetha. They were very impressed despite a short visit and plan to return to Kauai for longer stays. They discussed with Bodhinatha the positive power of the temple having only Ganesha as the main Deity.
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.