Last February when Bodhinatha was in Bangalore Sivasri Sundramoorthy Sivachariyar told him his brother-in-law had just opened a temple in Canada. He thought it would be great blessing if Bodhinatha could visit the temple. Here Bodhinatha with Sivasri Chandrashekara Sivachariyar (far left) and other priesst from the Bangalore Padasala. He also started a padasala right in this temple to train priesst and teach religion. He invited Bodhinatha to come on a weekend so that he can organize an event for the temple devotees.
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.