The Pilliyar Kulam reported on their activities today. Shanmuganathaswami and Yogi Jivanandanatha have been focused on preparations for their trip to California. Muruganathswami reports postive traffic in donations and book buying through our web site. Yogi Jothinatha is working hard to finish all the advertising pages for the January issue of Hinduism 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