We had a wonderful contingent of devotees from Singapore with us for Innersearch. They all met with Bodhinatha today as they are flying off to Singapore tomorrow morning early. Left to right: Shamala Raman and her father Raman and mother Sushela. On the right in the back Krishnan Mariappan and his wife Sakuntalai. In front, right Sudha Vinadharan and her little daughter Thivaashenee. They are the lucky ones who get to see Bodhinatha every time he transits through Singapore. Thank you for coming for innersearch!
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