Every three months the six members of the Ganapati Kulam spends the morning working on what Gurudeva loved to call "the future of futures." With nothing but planning and creative ideas on the agenda, the team discussed the many sides of digital publication distribution: Google Books, Scribd, Kindle, eReaders of all sorts. As Gurudeva looked on, they dove next into planning for the 2010 Kauai Innersearch scheduled for June 12-21. Those who are eager to sign up for this next Travel-Study Program will be seeing an online application in the next week or so.
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