Bodhinatha and Shanmuganathaswami are on the move again. They had satsang at the home of the Malhotra family. Yesterday and are in Arkansas today at the mine where the Maha Sphatika Lingam was discovered.
After a short upadesha, Bodhinatha had an animated question and answer session with the devotees focusing on living spiritually in our busy life in the world.
Earlier in the day, Bodhinatha was taken for a ride on Lake Michigan.
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