Our cameraman went over to see what the Pilllaiyar Kulam was up to today.
Yogi Jivanandanatha carries a major responsibility for Saiva Siddhanta Church, Himalayan Academy, Hinduism Today and Hindu Heritage Endowment accounting. He has been in training under Bodhinatha for nearly six years. Here we see the training continues as Bodhinatha passes on all the administrative skills and knowledge he had gained through his decades of performing these duties for Gurudeva.
It is often a very complex and huge job. Thank you Yogi Jivanananda for this great service!
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