Siva Siva! Our Satguru looks SOOOOOO……..SERENE in the above picture, would it be possible to have a large picture to keep it in my prayer room next to Gurudeva? If so I would like to be able to print it from the website. My sincere thanks and deep gratitude to all the Monks!
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