Having just finished reading the book on Sri Swami Satchidananda – Apostle of Peace, I cannot wait to receive ‘The Guru Chronicles’ under order. I left Sri Lanka in 1972 – 39 years ago and to note that the research took 39 years to produce The Guru Chronicles is an interesting coincidence and observation. I also hope to take some copies to Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Thank you all the Monks and all the team involved in producing this masterpiece! My Santa is arriving in October! Thanks again!
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