Yogi Jivanandanatha is our Sun One homa pujari today.
Paramacharya Palaniswami presides and makes homa offerings and burns the prayers in Bodhinatha’s absence.
Paramacharya gave an interesting overview of Bodhinatha’s planned events in India and then talked about the new scientific understandings about consciousness being at the center of matter. He then talked about “inseparability” which was confirmed years ago by this interesting experiment:
“In 1997 University of Geneva physicist Nicolas Gisin sent two entangled photons zooming along optical fibers until they were seven miles apart. One photon then hit a two-way mirror where it had a choice: either bounce off or go through. Detectors recorded what it randomly did. But whatever action it took, its entangled twin always performed the complementary action. The communication between the two happened at least 10,000 times faster than the speed of light. It seems that quantum news travels instantaneously, limited by no external constraints-
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