Sun Four today… The Pillaiyar Kulam gave its report. Sannyasin Shanmuganathswami is working on a wide array of projects: guiding the new visitor info center construction; installing new phone boxes; preparing the Hindu Heritage Endowment newsletters; lining up activites for the trip to Mauritius and Malaysia with Bodhinatha in April.
Muruganathaswami manages our mini post office and he recently re-organized everything, threw out ancient postal forms and get everything back in order. Thank you Muruganathaswami!
Yogi Jothinatha attended a phone seminar on advertising sales and he has been sharing all that he learned. His work is a mainstay for Hinduism Today as the advertising revenues keep the magazine afloat.
Yogi Jivanandanatha has been preparing for our annual budget/finance meeting with the stewards. This requires and enormous preparation getting all the number together for review.
We have to thank the Pillaiyar Kulam for all they do, as all this administration is a big weight they carry for the rest of the monks and our entire Saiva Siddhanta Church.
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