Giriraj Swami spoke during a wedding ceremony at the Laguna Beach temple.
“I have had the opportunity to spend many years in India, as well as in Sri Lanka, which is primarily a Buddhist country, in Pakistan, which is primarily a Muslim country, and in the United States. And the same basic religious principles prevail, especially in the esoteric traditions. When one is serious about developing one’s relationship with God, one goes further. And whatever the spiritual traditions are, when you come to that level of seriousness and commitment and eagerness, there are tremendous similarities. “