It was another auspicious day at the Aadheenam, the last day of our phase.
Long time sishya Kulapati Dohadeva and Kulamata Nagavathy from Singapore (left) are on pilgrimage. It is their 30th wedding anniversary. Yogi Bhani and Rema Devi on the right are also from our Singapore mission, and it is their 26th wedding anniversary. They met this morning for darshan with Bodhinatha and had a long 1 1/2 hour talk with him.
for Satguru speaks fans, another upadesha from Bodhinatha has been linked on the right and his audio index page has all talks given through January 8th.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Monday, February 1st.
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