Working in the microcosm, Temple repair

A cyberspace devotee puts forth a question to the e-Guru today wanting to know about working in the microcosm and affecting the macrocosm. Gurudeva says that everybody is affecting everybody else and Gurudeva says that by printing books, pamphlets and writing letters to the editor of a newspaper has an affect on the mass consciousness. Another question comes this time from Australia from a cyberdevotee wanting to know how the temples in his area can be repaired and the priests kept happy and encouraged. Gurudeva says that the Hindu Heritage Endowment was created for purposes like this. Gurudeva also mentions that Hinduism Today is constantly encouraging everyone to care for respect and to keep priests happy in order to have a happy temple and a happy congregation.

Photo of  Gurudeva
Giving a gift begrudgingly in return for another gift is, of course, mere barter. Many families barter their way through life in this way, thinking they are giving. But such gifts are cold, the fulfillment is empty, and the law of karma pays discounted returns.
—Gurudeva