We began a new phase today. It was also tour day and Bodhinatha signed a number of books in the minimela.
Our day began with homa.
Bodhinatha gave a marvelous upadesha today on the importance of realizing that to attain moksha we must resolve all our karmas, and that this means we need to work with life as it comes to us, including our mistakes and not simply wish that everything were quiet so we can meditate.
"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."