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
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.