Bodhinatha is getting ready for his trip to Mauritius and India next month. All the devotees in Mauritius are really excited and have super big plans in the works. Also Bodhinatha will be giving 10 initiations of members who have progressed in the spiritual path while he is there.
Today the Pillaiyar Kulam gave their news. Shanmuganathaswami has been busy with the distribution of the recently printed April issue of Hinduism Today. Muruganathaswami reports a higher than usual number of new people ordering books and items from our online web store. Yogi Jothinatha continues to work with our advertisers in Hinduism Today and Yogi Jivanandanatha is working hard to settle all the accounting before this retreat’s Hindu Heritage Endowment meeting. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what they are doing.
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