Today was our cleaning day and all the monks spent the entire morning, cleaning, digging into storage areas and tossing away useless items.
It has been some time since we posted any of Bodhinatha’s upadesha and for that we apologize to our Satguru Speaks fans. We recently been working on these and will be posting talks in regular succession until we are caught up. Don’t miss today’s marvelous upadesha on “The Inner Plane” where Bodhinatha talks about the subtle process of using the intuition and sleep hours to work through spiritual unfoldments in the inner worlds.
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