We have been having some sublime and inner days recent as the astrology is highly conducive to meditation. Today was Sun One. Bodhinatha gave a remarkable upadesha on Gurudeva teachings about transmuting prana and how this is done through different stages of life. Stay tuned for it will be posted eventually.
Iraivan through the early morning mist
Many prayers were burned today in the sacred fire, Agni, the Messenger of the Gods
Sadhaka Rajanatha chanting Sri Rudram with the swamis.
Sadhaka Nandinatha is assistant to the pujari today.
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