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.
For our "Great Departure" we prefer to be at home in a religious, uplifting environment, in a clear minded high state of consciousness, having resolved all differences and fulfilled all obligations. There is nothing to fear: "Death is a blissful, light filled transition." We then get settled in the inner worlds with like-minded people of similar religious beliefs.