Bodhinatha decided to follow an old pattern Gurudeva himself did -- drive himself to destinations on the mainland.
Having your own car has a lot of pluses: it is less expensive than air; you spare yourself all the overhead of check in and check for a short flight; you have independence and stop when you need to; arrive in “stealth mode” and check into the hotel without bothering local devotees, and best of all you are alone with your monastic traveling companion enjoying the quiet and the view, getting to see the country side. After all, it’s only 2 hours room San Antonio and Austin.
"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."