What a sweet group of souls today for our public tour. The sannidhya at the Aadheenam is getting so strong it creates a wonderful bond and flow among our visitors. We love to hear their stories about what brought them here.
Anant Raman from Chandler Arizona and Anasuya Raman from Bombay India. Anant loves the Tamil language and told us how it has helped preserve the precious culture of South India.
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