Today the Ekadanta Kulam of one, Sannyasin Saravananathaswami shared news of his activities. He has been managing many pilgrims and guests recently, those coming and those who will be coming. He has also finished most of the work on the annual rededications sent by the members for 2009 and now he is back at work on the new Saiva Siddhanta Church web site.
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