Bodhinatha, Shanmuganathaswami and Siddhanathaswami have moved on to California. They visited the offices of Hindu Heritage Endowment financial management firm Halbert Hargrove in Los Angeles and today drove to Fallbrook for satsang at the home of Shailesh Trivedi.
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