Today is Sun Four. The Siddhidata Kulam recounted the tale of their work this phase. A lot of effort has been put into trenching underground electrical conduit. The team is one man short as Sadhaka Rajanatha is spending time with his mother and sister who are visiting for a week.
Meanwhile, we have posted a link to another talk by Bodhinatha, see the right side bar.
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