Bodhinatha signs Namrata Ragade’s copy of Merging with Siva. Namrata and her family visited from their home in Portland, Oregon in December. She has returned on pilgrimage for several days to do some sadhana and meditation.
Satguru Speaks Update: A new talk has been linked in the side bar on the right and Bodhinatha’s last two Sun One Upadeshas, including the recent one on Will Power and Concentration in the video you saw, are also up now for those who download the audio.
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