The Pillaiyar Kulam gave their news today. There was an unusual order recently from a Hindu in Texas for 30 copies of What is Hinduism and another Hindu order 500 copies of the 10 questions booklet. Our educational materials are becoming more and more popular.
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