Sun Two today. We posted yet another talk by Bodhinatha in our efforts to catch up. Note the link in the side bar for Bodhinatha’s talk on January 5th.
Today Saravananathaswami gave his news for the Ekadanta Kulam. He has been coordinating with a few Himalayan Academy students who are proceeding toward a full conversion to Saivite Hinduism, counseling them on issues surrounding their name change and other such details.
He is also working on the logistics of several future trips by Bodhinatha, to Australia and Canada
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