We have come to the end of another dynamic phase with one team back from India and another team off to India. Bodhinatha report he and Arumuganathaswami and Yoginathaswami have made it safely to Chennai. The swamis went off to Mahabalipuram to check on carving work for the Aadheenam.
We are headed into a powerful three-day retreat with a full moon in the the month of Thai. Tomorrow is the powerful day of worship of Lord Muruga. The day he received the Vel from Shakti. Join us on the inside as we ascend into Lord Murugan’s actinic akashic blue realm beyond this world! [While we may make posts during the retreat, TAKA officially resumes on the 9th]
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