We have received some photos from Bodhinatha’s visit to Guyana in August. Here Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami meet the president of Guyana, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo, who deeply impressed the swamis. “He told us his country needs more philosophy,” Bodhinatha related. “Imagine, a politician asking for more philosophy!”
An article on page 7 of the Guyana Times reports on the visit the following day.
The previous day, the Times had published a picture and report of the two swamis’ arrival.
"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."