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I am a mystic madman, a wandering wildman, scholar of esoterica, dilettante sadhu, dready-headed hippie (only have a few jata on the back of my head right now, though more be forming of this third set of knotted hair), gentle yogi, fierce foe of falsity. I was a preacher, but I renounced that. I was married, but she renounced me. I was a grad student at one of the top universities in the world on my way to becoming a professor, but I realized they taught lies there too. I am protector of souls, lover of mountains, smoker of herb, fond of hot springs, oceans and lakes and rivers and rain and sunshine, devotee of Devi.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Transformation Through Celebration

What better mode to change this world than celebration with pure intentions? ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ ॐ
Who says devotion to the Divine ought to be boring?

Why should partying be seperate from divine bliss?!?!

What better way to heal than dance and sing and play? To purify with fire and to rejoice by shakin' your booty? Not to deny the need for other modes of elevating oneself towards the perfection of Self, अत्मन् (Atman), such as meditation, prayer, acts of compassion and devotion . . .

Nonetheless, a hundred partiers pronouncing the sacred syllable AUM in New York's subway, or on the streets or in a park, or tens of thousands pronouncing ॐ somewhere in the National Forests each summer here in the states on July 4, and playing and celebrating, dancing and cheering . . . that's one powerful mode of transformation through vibration!!!!

By the way, the "M" in "AUM" is pronounced like "M" plus the Spanish pronunciation of "n" with the little swirly thing on top--thus the Judeo-Christian "amen," and the somewhat more accurately pronounced Muslim "amin," both of which are derivative of the original ॐ of Sanatana Dharma--"eternal teachings," (i.e., the ancient "Hindu" teachings) regarding this sacred syllable, though both the Judeo-Christian and Muslim versions are conspicuously missing the very important "U" sound.

Most folks tryin' to chant "ॐ" miss the last part (i.e., the "ñ" at the end), so please pass on this info regarding the more proper pronunciation . . .

So what are you all waiting for?!?! Lets celebrate and sing this most sacred sound!!! And have fun doing so, too!!! Jaya AUM(ñ)!!

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