Yes! it’s finally happening! The monastery entrance archway is being installed. Yoginathaswami and the silpis continued their work today. Here they’ve installed one of the pillars with the help of the forklift.
One pillar installed. One to go!
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How wonderful to see a physical marking of the power and grandeur that everyone senses upon stepping into the life-changing grounds of the Kauai Aadheenam. They look as though they were out for a cleaning and are being reinstalled! So natural! Jai Gurudeva!
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