Srikanth and Haritha Deme, with their three young children, visited Kauai from Texas for the first time while on vacation, stopping over for a day after being on Maui. They are friends of the Master Course student family of Mrunal, Padmaja and Pooja Patel. Padmaja teaches the children in the local temple's Bal Vikas religion classes.
The children are having fun finding out that carving a stone is harder than it looks!
Making sure those protective glasses fit tightly (actually he doesn't want to wear them)
A big hug for the sacred healing rudraksha tree
Visiting Bali Hai falls
Then further down to get feet wet in the cool Wailua River
A happy family…especially the children were bright and bubbly
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.