Dr. Lee Evslin is a prominent physician on Kauai. He served for 30 years as a pediatrician and family doctor and was head of Wilcox hospital. He continued his career in sports medicine at a private clinic and has now opened a new clinic where he wants to develop the integrative medicine, bringing the best of allopathic methods and the best of alternative methods together to serve the Kauai community. He came today for an interview for the health pages of the next issue of Hinduism Today on the “hot” issue of sugar, and whole foods versus processed foods in the diet. He has known the monks for many years and knew Gurudeva long ago.
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