Hiranya and Saraswathi Gowda are here on pilgrimage from Tennessee for a few days, having celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary a week ago. They have established endowment funds at Hindu Heritage Endowment.
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.