Thank you all for sharing the complete story of Gurudeva’s Diksha with his Guru Yogaswami. We are indeed very fortunate to learn the exchanges that took place 60 years ago! Having heard bits and pieces by word of mouth I was very much touched and moved by the details of Gurudeva’s Diksha. I cannot thank you enough for sharing the details! T H A N K Y O U U U!
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