The five popular Hindu History lessons that have been presented in Hinduism Today over the last 3 years have all been compiled into a book that came off the press a few days ago.
Acharya Arumuganathaswami worked closely with Professor Siva Bajpai on this series over a five-year period.
The book will be released at the Uberoi Foundation Conference being held in Los Angeles this weekend.
Acharya Arumuganathaswami and Sannyasin Sivakatirswami will be attending the second day of the conference. Arumuganathaswami will be giving a twenty-minute Keynote presentation on issues of Hindu history in American text books, the story behind the creation of the history book and strategies for Hindu educators moving forward. Sivakatirswami will give a short presentation on Hinduism Today.
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