Toshadevi Nataraj pilgrimaged for mahasamadhi observances with her children Vanore (right) and Lily. They live on St. Lucia island in the Caribbean (our prayers go out to the island’s residents, who suffered a devastating hurricane just a few days ago). The rest of her family has already visited here in the last few years. The family formally studies the Master Course trilogy and Toshadevi is now an Arulsishya of Saiva Siddhanta Church.
Toshadevi Nataraj family and new Himalayan Academy student Eleni Cannon visit our cows
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