Long time sishyas, Chellappa Deva and Banudevi are conducting satsangs and classes in Arizona. The sent this brief report.
Om Sivaya Satguru Bodhinatha
We had satsang today at one of our regular satsang attendees home Shamly Needi and Radhika Arora.
Some devotees had questions about Pancha Ganapati as they had not seen a five faced Ganesha before. So we talked today about the five shaktis of Lord Ganesha and read Gurudeva’a upadesha from Loving Ganesha.
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