Some special preparations are being made for the November 11-14 Mahasamadhi Observations. One is an interactive art project (which is a bit of a secret but you will see it on TAKA when it is unveiled. Here, Indian artist S. Rajam sketches Gurudeva at the homa, offering ghee into the fires of consciousness. Pilgrims will color it.
Nigel Sivam drew this delightful version, with Lord Ganesha attending (who wouldn't want to be there for a satguru's Siva homa).
Another batch of ancient photos have been scanned and just arrived.
Gurudeva meets with other visiting dignitaries.
His 1987 arrival in Mauritius, greeted by the Sivacharya and leaders of the nation.
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.