Sun two: it was tour day and over 120 people came. Bodhinatha signed many books in the Minimela. “Some tour days everyone wants crystal Ganeshas to be blessed; then on another day there are lots of book buyers.”
One never knows who will come and what their interests are.
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