In this last month of Hinduism Today’s quarterly cycle, the Ganapati kulam is very focused. Kumarswami is working on a special Publisher’s Desk from Bodhinatha that will serve as a complete introduction to Hinduism.
Senthilnathaswami was dislodged from his desk by our renovation work, but beautifully letting the river of live take him, he ended up with the best view we know of.
He spent many weeks focused on the new HT website and is now working on our Video News update.
Paramacharya Palaniswami has been recording his Hinduism Today Video for the January issue. More than 4,100 people have watched last issue’s video.
And we all send you a warm aloha from Kauai Aadheenam!
END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Sun One, January 5, Gurudeva’s Jayanthi.
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