This morning Mahaswamiji and his team pack up all their things, loaded the cars and then came to the Aadheenam for a last goodbye before driving off to the airport.
Mahaswamiji first came to Kadavul and personally put a garland on Lord Nataraja and did an arati, then came to the Guru Peetham to say good bye to Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
These past four days have been a joyous satsang and an awesome spiritually uplifting experience to have this confluence of our two lineages. Mahaswamiji and his traveling team are in love with Kauai and had a good break before moving on the their rigorous travel schedule in the months ahead that take them to San Franscisco, then Dallas, other points in the US then off to UK.
Thank you Mahaswamiji for all the blessings you brought with your from our beloved India and for your wisdom and spiritual light!
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