Our gold gilding team is off today. Meanwhile a steady stream of Hindu pilgrims is coming daily.
Thambyrajah and Karen and family are visiting Kauai for the first time from St. Louis, Missouri. Thambyrajah's brother from Honolulu also came to the island (far left). Bodhinatha gave some advice about ferreting out their chilrens' natural talents and interests and developing those, which the current public education system doesn't necessarily do a good job of.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Wednesday, June 17th.
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