The Pillaiyar Kulam gave it’s report today. Shanmuganathswami is working on his plans for travel that will take Bodhinatha an himself to Maryland, Chicago, Trinidad, Guyana and St. Lucius later in August. Muruganathaswami reports a rise in orders on the web. New subscribers to Hinduism Today and very interesting book purchases. Someone in Puerto Rico ordered 12 copies of The Power of Affirmation. Another man in Texas ordered 15 copies of What is Hinduism. Gurudeva’s publications’ mission is working!
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