Here is Vel on his last day. He gave a rousing speech to thank Gurudeva and all the monks. Yogi Jothinatha translated into English. Vel called from Paris today where he is visiting his brother before going home. He said: “I can’t believe how cold it is here and how many pieces of clothing people wear!”
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."