We are delighted to have another young dedicated soul come to join Gurudeva’ and Bodhinatha’s team of monks who are dedicated to Self-Realization and service to the mission of the Kailasa Parampara.
Having complete a his conversion to Hinduism, name change and settled all his affairs in the world, Brahmachari Jaya Shivaraja has come to Kauai Aadheenam. Here he plans to finish out his Aspirancy phase and continue on to eventually take his vows as a Sadhaka.
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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