In the upcoming issue of Hinduism Today, Meghana Pisupati of Cupertino, California, tells us about the insights she received during and after climbing Tirupati hill for darshan of Lord Venkateshwara.
We begin a series of book reviews with our own latest releases, The Guru Chronicles and The History of Hindu India.
The book reviews continue with The Blood Never Dried, an honest account of Britain’s past of colonization, and four more volumes, concerned with protecting our faith from outside attacks, traditions of music in the diaspora, ancient traditions of giving in Hinduism and how we can bring them forward today, and a wondrous set of tales of visits to some of the great temples of India.
Stay tuned for the Hinduism Today January/February/March 2012 issue!
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