Palaniswami got a call from a local man today. He is leaving the island and has a Japanese maple Tree in a 12-gallon pot that he can’t take with him.
Go on. Would the monastery accept it as a gift, to add to your collection of amazing plants.
Hmmm. Let us think. Ok, enough thinking, yes, we would be honored to give this botanical gem a home. Of course, it does not look like this today, but one day it will, and pilgrims will have one more oh and one more ah!
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.