Dear Nandinatha and Tandavanatha, I remember with great pleasure the delicious meals I had the pleasure to share with you at the Monastery! Cooking is a joy for both the one who cooks and those who simply enjoy it and eat! Good job, dear Sadhakas!
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