This is Jai Ganesha (Peter Eschwey) with his wife Emily and daughters Ambika and Gauri from Oregon. Peter has visited Chidambaram temple in India and befriended the dikshitar priests there who know us. He gave his younger daughter her first solid food in Bodhinatha’s presence today.
"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."