Kanda Alahan is on his way back home and came for Bodhinatha's blessings. During the days following the Mahasamadhi ceremony he has been helping the monastery with a special woodworking project.
Priti and Rajiv Khoshoo from Irvine, California and Priti's sister, Sheela Datt, from New Delhi. They are Kashmiri Shaivites. Their many fine questions evoked a wonderfully mystical talk from Bodhinatha about the evolution of the soul towards moksha through many lifetimes and the inner workings of the reincarnation process.
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.