When we get off-and-on showers and sunshine in the morning while the sun is still to the east, magical rainbows appear to the west over the river and temple. This morning it was as if Lord Siva was painting above His golden towers.
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.