Today we began a new phase with an inspiring homa, Bodhinatha’s next installment on Purpose, Plan Persistence and Push, a tour day, pilgrims and sunshine!
Satish, Usha and Akhila family were back this morning to have darshan with Bodhinatha. They got some advice about giving help to others, and discussed the Silver Vel satsang group that they are members of. The satsang group meets to discuss Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami’s teachings and how to apply in one’s life, and they also seek to raise funds for Iraivan Temple project. This family has been coming regularly to Kauai for a long time, once a year if possible and they were blessed to have met Gurudeva here years ago.
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.