Paramacharya Palaniswami’s mother Jean and brother Larry are visiting us for a week.
Here he shows them some of the various projects he’s working on in our publications/media world.
It’s always a blessing to have our mothers’ blessings!
Larry has been also a student of Gurudeva’s teachings for many years.
Visitors yesterday included Rishi and Shradha Bhutada from Houston, Texas. They attended the morning puja in Kadavul Temple, then toured the Iraivan Temple, and subsequently visited the offices of Himalayan Academy and Hinduism Today. Rishi had previously written a wonderful article regarding Hindu youth for Hinduism Today magazine.
Wisweswaran Chittibabu arrived with his wife, Vani, and two sons, Anuraag (10) and Shrey (4). This lovely family is originally from Chennai and they now live in Santa Clara, CA. Anuraag is continuing his study of the Tamil language.
What a lovely Amma and brother, dear Palaniswami! I can see now that the energy I see in Palaniswami´s eyes came first from his AMMA´s energy, then was blessed and enhanced a thousand times by his faith. My best wishes to you all, and enjoy this blessed week! Amma Debora
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