Archana and Prasad Patel (3rd and 4th from left) are in Hawaii on their honeymoon. They live in Chicago area. Prasad’s mother is a friends of Jigisha Patel, one of our formal Master Course Level One students. Kaila Sri Subramanian and his wife on the right are visiting Hawaii from Malaysia. Mr. Subramanian takes tour groups to Mt. Kailash. Now age 78, he just completed his 18th tour to the sacred mountain. Two other couples also joined us, as today was the day when the cruise ship is docked at Kauai and many Hindus come from the ship to visit. In fact, after the morning puja as we were about to head out to Iraivan Temple, Prasad ran into other people he knew, who had grown up in his family village in India.
"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."