Today the Ganapati Kulam gave their report. They are now holding daily planning meetings for Innersearch 2010. Work on the full page Festival Features also continues. Arumugaswami will be going on a trip with Bodhinatha to Mauritius and India for on month, so he is working ahead on the next issue of Hinduism Today.
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