In Mauritius our Saivite Hindu Religion education is reaching new heights. Kulapati Rajen Manick has worked out a course and exams. Eighteen dedicated souls are here taking the exams to qualify to teach Saivite Hindu religion in the community. This would have made Gurudeva soooooo happy! And we are sure he is smiling on these new emissaries of Saiva Siddhanta who will help open the doors to the Saiva Neri for many in the years ahead.
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