Gaurav and Ripla Malhotra met with Bodhinatha at the SpringHill Suites in Chicago. It was quite a challenge to have little Aran appear in this photo. He likes to play "hide and go seek" with the camera. The Malhotras are always very helpful with airport shuttles, helping with luggage, showing us around the city and providing delicious dal makhani and parathas. Along with meeting with Bodhinatha, they were introduced to a color meditation found here: http://himalayanacademy.com/study/color-meditation.shtml
"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."