A picture from guest who came a few days ago. Vasudeva and Kamala Paniker from Pennsylvania and family relatives K. Venugopal and his wife Madhavi from Chicago who are lifetime subscribers of Hinduism Today. The other young couple are newlyweds, Prasant and Donna Radhakrishnan from Oakland, CA visiting for the first time. Prasant is a fusion musician, who combines carnatic music and jazz on his alto saxaphone.
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.