After getting up at 4 AM and taking a long flight, Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami arrived safe and sound.
As soon as he drove up light showers fell to bless us all.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Friday, June 10th.
Pada puja at the temple.
Arriving monks always go to Kadavul for arati and blessings from Lord Ganesha, Lord Muruga and Lord Nataraja, welcoming them home.
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.