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At home today the Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. A lot of work is going into surveying our property and identifying every electrical circuit and every outlet and appliance to determine the exact load in anticipation of a few major upgrades and change to our incoming powerlines.
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