It is the end of the phase and early tomorrow morning the swamis will hold a highly auspicious ceremony at 3:30 AM in the morning before Bodhinatha leaves for Malaysia with Shanmuganathaswami. Tomorrow is the holy day of Vaikasi Vishakam. The full moon in the constellation of Vishakam. It is a powerful day for meditation, initiations and communications between all three worlds. Tune in with us!
We will be going on a 3 day retreat but we will still be posting some photos tomorrow of auspicious new beginning as we bring another nameless sadhu onto the path of sannyas.
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dvitya Tithi, Sun One, Saturday, May 29th.
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