At home today was Sun One of a bright new phase. Yogi Jivanandanatha performs the homa.
Paramacharya Palaniswami presides today and offers all the prayers into the fire. Later he gave a short inspired talk on the presence of God inside of each of us. He shared news of a new short video by the Hindu American Foundation which we are showing below. He then read from Gurudeva’s Publisher’s Desk titled “See God Everywhere” which we copy below along with the Silpi outing photos.
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