It is the end of a short four-day phase. The Ganapati Kulam gave their report today. There has been a lot of focus this phase on the upgrade of our Himalayan Academy site that will be coming in the next few months. Thanks to the generosity of those who donated to the Digital Dharma Drive we will be able to move our web site and offerings to a new level.
We are in the planning stages now, focusing first on making all our existing resource more available and more easily accessible to our viewers. We will also be using a dynamic page assembly system and “opening up” sections of the web page to allow full horizontal use of the “canvas” for video, slideshows and large photos. Stay tuned.
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