Mr and Mrs Radhakrishnan from Connecticut, USA, had darshan with Bodhinatha this morning. They love attending temples, chanting Sri Rudram and other chants, meditating, Tirumantiram and Tirukural. He loves to use our website resources. The other day he was asked to give a talk about Hinduism and he prefaced it with parts 1-2 of Bodhinatha’s 5-part Hinduism overview video on our youtube channel.
Mr and Mrs Balasunderam visiting from Toronto. Originally from Sri Lanka, he recalls meeting Satguru Yogaswami five times as a young boy.
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