Drs. Nipank and Leena Shroff, and Drs. Nalin and Kamal Tolia made their first visit to Kauai. They stayed with sishyas Mrunal and Padmaja Patel family. They are all from Midland, Texas and founding members of the Hindu temple there.
Amey Deosthali returned to Kauai, this time bringing his family guru, Sri Vidya Gurudev, Shri Shriniwasji Katkar (center in photo.)
Sri Gurudev is in the Sri Vidya tradition and Bodhinatha gifted him a copy of a new English translation of a Sri Vidya scripture. Sri Gurudev said that he read some of our late Gurudeva’s teachings ten years ago and made a plan to visit one day.
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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