Bodhinatha is pictured here in our small video studio in front of a green screen.
He is reading his Publisher’s Desk for the January 2009 issue of Hinduism Today magazine. He talks to our readers about Hinduism Today’s history and purpose. This 30th anniversary issue marks three decades of continuous publication.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness