Anand Yegnanarayan family is on pilgrimage from Los Angeles area. They last visited when their son, Abhinav, was six months old. Now he is five. Abhinav showed talent for bharata natyam dance, so he's now enrolled in a dance school. He demonstrated some dance moves for Bodhinatha.
Formal Master Course students Mrunal, Padmaja and Pooja Patel are here on pilgrimage to attend Satguru Purnima padapuja tomorrow morning.
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.