We had quite a large group today. Public tour day offers a rare opportunity for guests to meet Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami, sit in his loving presence and have their book purchases signed personally.
This couple are newlyweds from Edmonton and enjoy both a book signing a blessing from our Satguru.
Another beautiful couple who enjoyed the many dimensions of Kauai Aadheenam and especially a few precious moments with Bodhinatha.
Our photographer was needed on a separate tour for some senior citizens today so we only a few photos. This little pilgrim demonstrated the pure soul within.
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