A new phase began today with our morning homa. It is countdown phase to the 2010 Kauai Innersearch, which begins in just six days. Paramacharya Palaniswami presided over the homa, which was conducted by our new Siddhanathaswami.
Palaniswami shared his reflections on the uniqueness of Kauai Aadheenam and the gratitude we all have for this place, this special gift from Gurudeva—a place inhabited by monks all following the same teachings inside themselves; a place with a temple at its center; a place of pure and unadulterated Sivaness; a place which will always have a satguru to carry forth the sampradaya and not a board of directors, a place surrounded by a core group of sincere dedicated devotees.
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.