Adi Srikantha has been helping the Siddhidatta Kulam with light carpentry work, gardening and miscellaneous tasks, for which we are very appreciative. He'll be going home to Washington soon. Bodhinatha gave some good advice for his future.
What a wonderful life changing time I have had with Bodhinathan and the monastics of Kauai Aadeeham. Beginning with Gurudeva’s Mahasamdhi observances, the inner worlds opened to all, bringing Gurudeva even more alive in our lives. Joining the task force program at the pinicle of this gathering only added to it. I had a “Blast”! Several accually! Prostration At The Holy Feet Of Our Great Guru Paramparai.
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