I can’t get this image out of my head; what a threshold for Bruno to cross on so many different levels. For one to follow such a different religious path than existed in one’s upbringing (I’m presuming) and THEN to have that choice supported by those that were by necessity left behind with that choice is huge. Seeing this gives me courage to do the same in my life.
"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."