The weather was kind to us during Gurudeva’s Mahasamadhi Observances. Then immediately afterwards, the heavens opened up and we had a torrential storm, with six inches in a single hour at it’s peak. All the while, Siva was there, watching it all, doing it all, being it all, in His silent form.
The Sun now has returned to grace His face.
And to reveal the Vedas and Agamas offered to humanity from His hand.
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