When God-consciousness falls short, traditions become dogmatic and oppressive and religious teachings lose their transforming power. At a time when the very foundation of religion, and faith in God, is crumbling under the relentless blows of materialism and skepticism, Sri Ponambala Swamiji, through his burning spiritual realizations, is demonstrating beyond doubt the reality of God and the validity of the time-honored teachings of all the prophets and saviors of the past. Drawn by the magnetism of Sri Ponambala Swamiji divine personality, people flocked to him from far and near -- men and women, young and old, philanthropists and humanists, atheists and agnostics, Hindus and Brahmos, Christians and Muslims, seekers of truth of all races, creeds and castes. His small room in the Annapurneshwari temple in Ganganagar, near R.T. Nagar, Bangalore has became a veritable parliament of religions. Anyone visiting him has felt uplifted by his profound God-consciousness, boundless love, and universal outlook. Each seeker saw in him the highest manifestation of his own ideal. By coming near him the impure have become pure, the pure have become purer, and the sinner has been transformed into a saint. Harmony of religions is not uniformity; it is unity in diversity. It is not a fusion of religions, but a fellowship of religions based on their common goal -- communion with God. This harmony is to be realized by deepening our individual God-consciousness. In the present-day world, threatened by nuclear war and torn by religious intolerance, Sri Ponambala Swamiji’;s message of harmony gives us hope and shows the way. May his life and teachings ever inspire all of us.