Today is Sun Three and the Siddhidata Kulam gave news of their activities. Every day they spend 1.5 hours picking fruits and vegetables for all of us. They have really mastered the garden and recent sunny weather had helped a lot. Almost all the vegetables we eat now are grown right here at Kauai Aadheenam. We don’t even buy potatoes any more, substituting breadfruit, cooking bananas and other root vegetables. This self-sustainability and pure nourishment was one of Gurudeva’s big goals for the monks and the Siddhidata Kulam is to be congratulated for getting us there!
1.5 hours to pick fruits + gardening is real sport!! Congratulations to the Siddhidata Kulam! Self sustainability of a divine group is of great importance. This achievement is worthy of great applause and celebration! Aum.
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