On Saturday Bodhinatha had darshan meetings with devotees all morning and then gave his “Hindu Tools for Success” presentation at the Kalamandapam of the Scott Road Murugan Temple. There were over 300 attentive participants in the program. Our devotees had tables set up with books and literature and reported that distribution was brisk.
On Sunday he met with devotees again in the morning and also the Council on Missions of the Malaysia Mission.
In the afternoon the Hindu Heritage Endowment Estate Planning Seminar was held at the his hotel. All available seventy seats were filled. Two professionals gave the main presentation on wills and on the employee provident fund, the Malaysian equivalent of social security as well as some general thoughts on prudent family financial management. The presentation was extremely well received. Coordinator of the event, Kulapati Guhan Sivalingam felt the program went very well and hopes more such seminars in Malaysia in the future.
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.