Patel family had darshan with Bodhinatha as their pilgrimage winds toward a close.
~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 Dvitiya Tithi, Sun One, Sunday, July 31st.
On this Ardra abhishekam day, several Gujarati families arrived toward the end of the morning. The man in the right behind the two boys is Shailesh Patel, who drove Bodhinatha four months ago to the BAPS temple in Houston, Texas.
Karthik and his wife
Everyone had a great time visiting Iraivan on this sunny day.
We had such a wonderful time discovering your beautiful Temple! Thank you for your gracious hospitality. We hope with all our hearts that we will come to settle in Kauai after this spring, after we have our marriage in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu!! My wife Laila & I deeply hope to become a part of Kauai’s community and to help Temple grow; we welcome any insights you might have for our journey!
~Thanks & Blessings from Minnesota,
Karthik & Laila Om
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