Friday, May 19, 2017
Dear Friends: As you venture out today in your car or on your bike, please make these three words your travel mantra: right of way. If a car is moving along at a good pace on a major road you are entering, allow that car to go. Why? Because that car has the Right of Way, by law it can continue without stopping. If it suddenly stopped to let you on, cars would ram it from behind. So, wait your turn! Please. In Miami here I see accidents left and right because Right of Way is violated. Take a breath. Remember that your impatience can potentially kill someone in a traffic accident. Take another breath. Put yourself in the shoes of the car on the major road who has three cars on his/her tail. Can you stop? No. Can you let the side traffic in? No. See? Just be patient. Right of Way will save your life and the lives of others. We are ALL part of the one Universal Spirit, OM. Be kind out there in the traffic. Thank You.
Fundamentalist Christians believe that you must be born again to be saved. Moreover, you must be born again within a narrow and exclusive belief system, like believing only in Jesus and not believing any other teachings. This is blindsided and missing the point entirely. Born again in my understanding means going from exclusive to inclusive. It means that you are no longer a racist against others of different skin colors. Jesus cared about all. The greatest prayer to Jesus is to make that change in your heart from exclusive to inclusive. Tibetan Buddhists pray for all living beings and people. So, they are born again in my opinion. Hindus also see Divinity in both God and creation and hence say Namaste. They too are born again. Deciding to love all and care for all..that is born again. It does not matter what your dogmatic belief is. What matters is that you care about all people and all beings...period. Om. Amen.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
The best way to understand Om is through a drop of water. Individually, it is insignificant but collectively many drops form rivers, lakes and the oceans. Om is both the collective Universal Spirit like the vast ocean and yet Om resides in a small creature like a frog bug or caterpillar. Om is called Paramatma (oversoul) and atma (individual soul) in Sanskrit? There is no way to know where the sky ends and the Cosmos begin...and so it is with OM. As the ancient Mandukya Upanishad tells us "all this...is OM". Om. Amen. Namaste, Keith
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Today's Daily Om Meditation features my two cents on free books and resources. Here it is. Free books are produced all the time by large corporations and large schools. Generally they pay someone to write a book. So, the writer in this case gets paid. The free book helps the large company or school to attract new interest and patrons. Retirees also produce free books to help people and many are financially set with a home and Social Security so the bills are paid. Free books therefore are a major setback to writers who create books that are equal to or better than such free books. Professional writers depend on the book income to pay basic living expenses and care for their families. So, in my humble opinion, every time you get a free book and do not buy at least a kindle or ebook for one dollar, you are placing a nail on the coffin of the middle class and are empowering wealthy corporations. Buy your next book even if it is used. Thank you. Om. Amen.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
There is no angry deity to appease in Om meditation. Many religions are based on beliefs and rituals used to appease an angry or hostile god or deity. Spiritual Science teaches that Spirit has no ego...Spirit merely is. Spirit is like the ocean waiting for us to enter and enjoy the waters. Om is that method. Om means ONE. Om means all-pervadive. Om confers peace. Even if you do not chant Om Spirit still sends its essence and vibe to you for peace. Om. Amen.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Meditation Masters all say the same thing: there is only the here and now. Om is the perfect chant and sound vibration to help one center awareness in the present moment. Om is the perfect sound to be here and indirectly let go of both past and future concerns. Om. Amen.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
The final sound of the OM chant and invocation is "M". You can practice this sound by writing out three Ms side by side ...mmm. Slowly say "m" over two seconds...and so for five or six seconds you resonate an unbroken M sound. This sound represents purity of mind in Tibetan Buddhism and the dissolution of temporary form in Hinduism. The M sound is the spiritual bridge between the mind and the realm of Divine Spirit. Om. Amen.
Friday, May 5, 2017
The U sound in OM/AUM is like saying three O sounds together...OOO...this sound represents purity of speech in Tibetan Buddhism and Universal Stability in Hinduism. This sound also serves as a bridge between the AH and MM sounds. Om, Amen.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
There are three sounds that constitute the Sacred OM sound: A, U, and M. The A sound is pronounced AH. Take a deep breath and as you exhale sound AH gently. In Hinduism, AH symbolizes creation and in Buddhism AH symbolizes purity of speech. AH...Amen.