Despite the economic slow down, we continue to get a steady stream of pilgrims as we head into the holiday season.
Mr. and Mrs. Ganeshalingam are visiting from Edmonton for the first time. They are one of the seven founding trustees of the Mahaganapati Temple in Edmonton. His parents lived close to Satguru Sivayogaswami’s ashram in Sri Lanka. His father used to keep a special room for Yogaswami to stay in when traveling about.
Both of them are very taken with Kauai Aadheenam property, having never seen any other temple property that has such a beautiful, serene environment.
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