On November 19, Bodhinatha met all the enrolled Master Course students and Saivite Hindu Religion catalysts at the Ebony Conference Room at the Link Hotel situated in Cyber City at Ebene. The place was very quiet and cosy and everyone felt comfortable inside during the session. The first session was about two hours and the last part with an interactive questions and answers. Then we had a coffee break and followed a meeting with the SHR catalysts who are at present holding classes all over the island. Bodhinatha talked about the new syllabus and teaching materials under preparation. Bodhinatha felt that it would be a good approach to have parents participate in our SHR classes.
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