Re: Om Namah Shivaya?
Subject: Re: Om Namah Shivaya?
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lalita)
Date: 25 May 1994 18:22:02 -0400
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Posted-Date: 25 May 1994 18:22:02 -0400
In article <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Dennis B.
>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.