Today the Siddhidata Kulam gave their report. Yoginathaswami is working hard on documenting in the new maintenance program details of key equipment that his team has to maintain, all the parts and sources. He is also coordinating remotely the Iraivan temple carving work going on in India.
The rest of the team reports that the early planting of summer crops is coming up and we will soon have lots of things like Lady Fingers (okra) and other vegetables. They have also been working on the new upgrade to the front entrance way by harvesting some of our marvelous lumber bamboo for railings.
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