Shankar and Aparna Natarajan with little daughter Sahana made their first visit to Kauai from Santa Clara, California. It is Aparna’s birthday today, so they felt extra blessed. They had a wonderful discussion with Bodhinatha about spiritualizing daily life and raising their daughter in the USA to be a good Hindu.
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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