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Re: Om Namah Shivaya?

In article <2q46kv$2d1@ucunix.san.uc.edu>, bija@bga.com (Dennis B.
Hill) writes:

>Please help with transiteration of Om Namah Shivaya.
>I am told that it translates loosely in English to "I honor the Self
>within." However, I would like a word for word from the Sanskrit of
>this sacred mantra. Please respond by return post to this newsgroup,

Om Namah Sivaya  is the mantra of Lord Siva. It means something like
Blessed be Lord Siva. I see that you posted this question some time
ago and I hope that by now you've gotten an answer. I just felt
compelled to answer because I know that  Swami Chidvilasandanda's
organization gives Westerners only as much Hinduism as it thinks we
can handle, going so far as to teach mantras without mentioning the
deities they invoke. I have met devotees of gurumayi who did not know
they were part of a Hindu religious group. If someone can explain
this to me please post a response.
Thank you.

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