It's Rudraksha harvest time in the forests of the monastery. There are hundreds of thousands of cobalt blue fruits on the ground today.
They are falling on the picnic tables. Everywhere. Quite a sight!
Jonathan Anderson, our master path builder, made great progress today putting stone on the Tiruneri Path.
He is quite artistic about it, and proud that he never did this in his life yet is performing like a pro.
This is quartzite, a stone that is so hard the little critters that inhabit every cubic nanometer of the tropics (moss, algae, fungi and such) can't get a grip on it, so the path never becomes slippery.
See if you can tell which is the old and which is the new path.
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.