Another dynamic day at the Aadheenam. Work continues at the new archway, where the metal worker are now drilling holes to affix a beautiful gate.
The Pillaiyar Kulam gave their news today. Muruganathaswami says there has been an increase in web orders via our Minimela site. Shanmuganathaswami has been working to develop a tracking system for inventory of books in our various locations: USA, India, Malaysia, Mauritius and more! Sometimes we need to move stock from one country to another to keep up with demand. “Crunching the numbers” is what the Pillaiyar Kulam does. Thank you!
Paramacharya Palaniswami and Senthilnathaswami arrive home later this evening from their mission to the mainland.
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