Bodhinatha reports on his day, Tuesday in Malaysia saying he visited Sivajnani Nagappan and his friend Arvindraj’s Teaching Centre for religious classes in the morning. There he talked with Dr. Bala Tharmalingam, second in command of the Malaysian Hindu Sangam after the recently Sangam elections brought in new leadership. Dr. Tharmalingam is hopeful for new collaborations with Hinduism Today and other Hindu organizations in American and UK.
In the evening he met for several hours with many groups of members and devotees for darshan.
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.