Bodhinatha reports on his day, Tuesday in Malaysia saying he visited Sivajnani Nagappan and his friend Arvindraj’s Teaching Centre for religious classes in the morning. There he talked with Dr. Bala Tharmalingam, second in command of the Malaysian Hindu Sangam after the recently Sangam elections brought in new leadership. Dr. Tharmalingam is hopeful for new collaborations with Hinduism Today and other Hindu organizations in American and UK.
In the evening he met for several hours with many groups of members and devotees for darshan.
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