Sunny skies and gentle trade winds transported our guests to the devaloka today. So many kind words of thankful words of praise to our monastics for creating heaven on earth!
Last weeks tour were also a very inwardly quiet group. They moved easily from one stop to the next with deep appreciation and respect for what is being created on the garden island.
We want to give a huge thank you to Easan and Sundari Katir who flew to Kauai from the Silicon Valley for two weeks, giving many personal tours to the many Hindus who visit us during the holiday season.
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.