Dr. Jagmohan and Neelam Aggarwal are visiting for the first time from Liberty, Missouri, (just north of Kansas City) only a few miles from where Hinduism Today magazine is printed.
They have been subscribers for 25 years and have all those past issues safely stored in their home. They are very happy to finally visit the source of the wealth of news and wisdom they have received for so many years.
Haran Talbert and his wife Dolores see Bodhinatha before going back home to California. Haran is actively pursuing the Master Course study. This is Dolores’s first time at the Aadheenam.
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