We continue our retrospective on Bodhinatha’s mission as he moves to Southern California.
There is much to celebrate when we are on the spiritual path, not the least of which is that we miraculously discovered the spiritual path in the first place. For those not yet connecting with the Tweets on TAKA, we share this photo taken by Greg Rogers during the pada puja in Carlsbad, California a couple of days back. This and other photos can be found under the "Monastery Twitter Updates" on TAKA. It's all part of the new ability of the monks to send updates of Bodhinatha's travels along with photos right from their iPhone, no matter where they are. If you click on the yfrog.com links in a Tweet you will see the photo.
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.