Friday’s flight was pleasant and on time arriving around midnight in Phoenix.
Saturday at the temple just a few hundred. Head priest is Bhairavasundaram. He is the priest that helped Sambamurti Sivacharya with our Pancha Silanyasa ceremony for Iraivan, currently serves at the Boston Lakshmi Temple and is Sambamurti’s son in law.
Ceremonies were mainly the seven homas, one for each murti, eye opening, placing of navaratnas and closing puja. Excellent group of priests, and powerful ceremonies.
Main day is Sunday.
Evening a satsang at Chellappa and Banu’s home. About thirty devotees, attentive group, good questions.
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.