[Photo: Bodhinatha with young innersearcher in India]
Bodhinatha reports that he and Shanmuganathaswami arrived safe and sound in Singapore. They will be spending time today with the sishya and students there and move on to Malaysia tomorrow.
For Satguru Speaks fans, see the right side bar for the third installment to Bodhinatha’s series of bhashya (commentary) on Gurudeva exhortation to his devotees to proceed in life with “A Purpose, A Plan, Persistance and Push!”
~~~~~~~~~~~ END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dasami Tithi, Sun One, Thursday, May 26th.
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