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.
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.