Dr. K. Ganesalingam and family members visited for the first. He is a scholar of Saiva Siddhanta philosophy. He grew up in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, met Satguru Yogaswami, then our Gurudeva, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, and now Satguru Bodhinatha. Now he’s settled in Australia.
Rajesh and Radha Narayanan with their daughters Sahana and Shruti are visiting for first time from California. They follow the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharishi. They asked Bodhinatha’s wisdom on how to control the flow of thoughts when we sit to meditate.
They enjoyed the peacefulness of Swayambhu Lingam area
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