Saturday morning at temple for Visarjana. Blessings of many food offerings than a puja done by all the children on trays in groups of about six lead by the priest. I gave thirty-minute talk. Next, after circumambulating the temple, we paraded to a nearby pond and placed all the clay Ganeshas in the water. 300-400 devotees were in attendance.
Meanwhile for Satguru Speaks fans, a recent marvelous upadesha from Bodhinatha on Siva Meditation has been posted. See the link on the sidebar.
END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
We are have a three-day retreat and
will return, Sun One, Wednesday, September 14th.
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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