As you all know, terrorism has caused Homeland Security to become quite strict.  As a result, it has been terribly challenging to get the workers in from India to complete the temple. Consequently, we are going to have to postpone the consecration of the temple.
During this time, my thoughts and reflections go out to all of you.  Through the years, we have encountered so many obstacles together.  It has been said since ancient times that such obstacles inevitably come up when a Shiva Temple is built.  Even more so when we create our Guru Chula (Enlightened City).  I am most grateful that you have committed yourselves to be part of the process.  Know that you are much more than simply course participants.  You are a soldier for global evolution.
It may seem, in the greater scheme of things, to be a small inconvenience that schedules need to be rearranged or housing has been limited during the construction years.  However, your willingness to endure is far more than that.  It is the very substance required to bring forth our dream of a better world.  I solute you for being an integral part of this noble effort.  Soon, when the temple is finally consecrated, all these obstacles will be behind us.  The wind will no longer be in our face, but will be at our back, supporting our progress forward.  You will be among those whose dedication and perserverence made it so.
During these days of Wimbledon tennis, the words of Billy Jean King ring true; “Pressure is a privilege.”  We have for all these years been moving forward together.  It is a great privilege for me to be blessed with the opportunity to do so with you.
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