After a bit of delay on the ground in Honolulu Bodhinatha’s and Shanmuganathaswami’s direct flight from Hawaii to Chicago arrived early this morning. Today Bodhinatha met with devotees in the area and tomorrow the team is off for a night flight to Trinidad.
Satguru Speaks Alert! Check the side bar for a link to Bodhinatha’s recent Sun One Upadesha in Kadavul.
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