Sadhaka Tejadevanatha’s father, Chuck Baumann and sister Ashley arrived for a visit. They could not have picked a more auspicious day. Sadhaka Tejadevanatha is an integral part of the Siddhidata Kulam team that is building the temple along with the silpis. Sadhaka’s father is very proud to see first hand the work his son is doing.
Yoginathaswami explains the intricacies of the construction. Chuck is in the business of doing large scale and beautifully designed high end “water features” construction ranging from fancy swimming pools to intricate pools and fountains integrated into marvelous landscapes and residential designs. As a building artisan he can really apprecaite the work going on here.
Ashley is an up-and-coming young associate producer working for the renowned reality show production company, DuBose Entertainment, Hollywood, California.
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