Our master artist in Amsterdam has completed the third in our Sadasiva series and sent this scan to the monastery today. Here we have Siva in His aspect of Vamadeva. His element is water. His symbol is the lotus. His syllable from the great NAMASIVAYA mantram is MA. His power is preservation (represented here by the green flowing energies to the left and right of the pink lotus flower).
"Stand strong for Saivism." The nature of life for Saivites is to turn work into worship, to turn the secular into the sacred. Each day give a little extra warmth, humanness and upliftment to others. Every day is a holy day, all day long. We want to follow our religion even in our dreams. If we help someone, we're worshiping. Wherever we are, that's a place of worship. "To the Saivite Hindu all of life is sacred. All of life is religion."