The Siddhidata Kulam gave their news today. Yoginathaswami is working on drawings for the Nandi Mandapam with the help of Thamby Kumaran in California. He says they have reached a stage where it is time to bring in a civil engineer to review the plans.
The rest of his team has been working hard on patching our stream beds and pools while the water is still “off” as Wailua Reservoir remains in a drained state.
Things are warming up and the with our showers alternating with sun, the vegetable garden is really producing well.
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