Yogi Jivanandanatha is our homa pujari today as we begin a new phase.
Bodhinatha gave a wonderful discourse based on his Tirukkural presentation he made in Singapore, focusing on the issue of back-biting and the understanding that what we react strongly to in others is something present in our own psyche that we need to pay attention to.
Kulapati Easan Katir has come to the Aadheenam for 10 days of Task Force. Kulapati just recently returned from Washington DC where he joined the Hindu American Foundation in an effort to speak to our representatives about Hindu human rights in several countries.
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