Sashi Subramanian, wife Gayathri Narayanan and their children are on pilgrimage for a few days from California. They were last here in 2006 and attended our donor receptions in the San Francisco area. They are strong supports of Iraivan temple. Their little baby girl is Meru and their 9-year-old daughter, Maitreyi.
They had darshan with Bodhinatha this morning.
They came to visit the Media Lab this afternoon and visited with Paramacharya Palaniswami. “Nice to see a bit behind the scenes,” Gayathri noted.
Good conduct is right thought, right speech and right action." Apply T-H-I-N-K: true, helpful, inspirational, necessary, kind in our thoughts, words and deeds. "Conduct ourself properly within ourself." Encourage rather than discourage. Praise rather than criticize. Speak an abundance of sincere inspirational words.
"Namaste" and "vanakkam," core practices of greeting. Recognizing that God is within everyone, the same God within me is within you. A Hindu concept not necessarily believed by other religions. Bowing to God is one of the ways we strengthen our humility and lessen our sense of ego and pride.
For peace in the world stop the war in the home." The key to world peace is inside the individual. The most important thing I can do today is be peaceful. Harmony, peace and tolerance radiate out to the community from the home and from the Hindu temple. "Everything is all right, right now." Affirmation is a useful tool to move out of a disturbed state of mind. Practice being in the eternal now.