All is well at the Aadheenam. All engines running as usual.
The Pillaiyar and Ekadanta Kulams reported on their activities today. Saravananathaswami is back on the job with hosting and handling the Master Course student body communications.
Shanmuganathaswami has been helping out with an emergency project to pump water into our ponds to save the remaining Koi fish there. It appears it may be several more months before the repairs at the reservoir to the north will be complete.
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