Bodhinatha and Senthilnathaswami took the red-eye flight last night, leaving the Aadheenam at 7:30 PM. Here they are at the airport.
They arrived safe and sound in Phoenix, where they will have satsang at the home of Gurudeva’s long-time sishyas, Chellappa Deva and Banu Devi tonight. Chellappa and Banu surely feel blessed to have Bodhinatha stopping by Phoenix on the way to Texas.
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