Thank you for providing the links to the river of life upadeshas. Very candid indeed! Incidentally when a thought occurred about how Gurudeva would have meditated in the ‘Kelani’ (?) caves I ended up visiting the Luray Caverns in the Shenandoah Valley in the state of Virginia after 35 years! It is an amazing site and anyone who meditates should not miss a visit to this wonderful gift to mankind. Had it been in India it would have been overflowing with perhaps Rishis, Sadhus and serious meditators.
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.