Vasaant is proving to be a valuable contributor to any endeavor we give him. This phase he is serving in the Ganapati Kulam. His first job is to scan the original artwork on silk of the magnificent paintings of the five forms of Sadasiva.
On Iraivan day which fell on our retreat, Vasaant was pressure washing out at Iraivan Temple.
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