Dr. and Mrs. Yoganathan visited Kauai for the first time from Melbourne, Australia. They are originally from Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and knew Yogaswami before they moved to Australia in the 80s. They commented that Kadavul Temple feels very sacred, and appreciated that it's not in the middle of a noisy city.
For Satguru speaks fans, today we posted a new upadesha by Bodhinatha, see the right side bar.
Vaidyisa Bala from Edmonton, Canada, concluded his annual pilgrimage to Kauai today. He enjoyed attending Sivaratri festival and other pujas, and wandering the grounds.
Hari Kumar, his wife Julie and stepson Philip visited Kauai for the first time from Hamilton (near Toronto), Canada. Hari Kumar is from Malaysia originally and Julie from Montreal. They attend the local Richmond Hill Ganesha Temple.
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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