Ganesha and Radha Krishnan are visiting from Scottsdale, Arizona. They have supported Iraivan Temple for a long time and had the Ganesha murti that our late Gurudeva sent to Arizona in their home for over a year.
Gyanendra Kumar and Sushila Joshi are visiting from Connecticut. They are also longtime supporters of Iraivan Temple and wish to help more. They got some advice from Bodhinatha about carrying the peacefulness found in early morning meditation and worship, all through the day in whatever activity we are doing.
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