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Saturday, August 19, 2017

SnagIt as a Learning Tool


One of the best ways to learn a new software application (alias, platform) is to create diagrams and charts and images that show how the system works. This can be done easily and quickly in SnagIt, a great graphics resource from Tech Smith. I have been using this program since 2008 and it has always come through for me. Sure, you can use Microsoft Visio for detailed diagramming. But for concepts a bit more high level, all you need is SnagIt.

Best Regards,


Jesus, Yeshua, Yeshe


I have ALWAYS been fascinated with (1) history, (2) culture, (3) religion, and how these three are inter-twined. Of course religious leaders will never comment on something like this. They see life through colored classes and are paid to maintain the status-quo of their respective faith(s). 

However, I am not bound by any such covenant. My only covenant is the pursuit of truth for what it is. Period. And here is another amazing piece of history right before our very eyes. The word we have today "Jesus" is actually a second or third generation incarnation of the original Hebrew/Aramaic word/name "Yeshua". That is really what Jesus was called during his lifetime. He was a Jew who spoke Hebrew and also the local language was Aramaic. So, he was called Yeshua. 

Now, interestingly, there is a very auspicious title in Tibetan Buddhism called "Yeshe". 

It means "Wise One" or "Wisdom Holder". Sometimes Tibetan Lamas have as part of their formal name the word "Yeshe". 

It is an amazing find, the similarity between the name YESHUA and the title YESHE

The roots of both words are exactly the same. 

Too good to be true? I will let you decide. 

For me, Jesus indeed was Wise, Intelligent, Insightful, and most certainly Awakened. 

Namaste, Keith 


The Tibetan OM Symbol


Happy Saturday Friends and Visitors:

Today's blog post is about the practice of Tibetan Buddhism and its use of the OM sound, which is symbolized in the image above in Tibetan Script. The use of mantras - or sound formulas - is the most common aspect of Tibetan Buddhist practice, that is, formally speaking. Of course Tibetan Buddhist monks are kind, humble, compassionate, and practice universal love for all living beings from within their practice. However, the OM sound is unique and very very powerful. It is the foundation for most of the mantra recitations they all do. OM means six things, according to both the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhist scholars: (1) Totality of Sound, (2) Totality of Existence, (3) Infinity, (4) Absolute Truth, (5) Oneness, and (6) Total Blessedness. 

OM has been one of my major spiritual practices for about fifteen years now. OM is complete benevolence, support, love, compassion, wisdom, and fraternity. You are never alone when you chant OM. Why? Spiritual masters say that advanced beings hear one chanting OM and then they come to be with you and watch over you. From what I have studied between both Hinduism and Buddhism, OM is also called the Sound of the Holy Ghost (according to Kriya Yoga Master Paramahansa Yogananda) and this is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity of Christianity. So, OM is verily the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit. So, you are calling on God Himself/Herself. This of course probably does not fly from within Orthodox Biblical Circles but does fly from within esoteric Christian circles. I sincerely believe that God/Divine Source is SPIRIT, above and beyond all limited forms.

OM!

Namaste, Keith

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Friends and Visitors: Your Financial Support Is Appreciated


Dear Friends and Visitors:

I am announcing my PayPal page here at this post because as a freelance writer, and I depend on donations to cover my professional expenses. I have written over forty free e-books over the past ten years and donations are what enable me to continue ahead. The more time I have to spend at a regular job, the less time I have to write books about things that will change the world for the better. I have extensive spiritual, cultural, and academic training and am applying this knowledge in my books for the benefit of humanity. For those who cannot donate to my PayPal page, I understand. But for those of you who have enjoyed one of my books, it is not without cost and also the investment of time to create the book. It takes many years of training to be able to bring you these books. It also takes courage and time on my part to endure and absorb the path of self-publishing to bring you books that are not censored by the government or large corporations. Your support keeps me in the game and helps those who cannot donate to continue to receive and read my books. Thanks for your support. May both Lord Buddha and Lord Jesus bless you greatly. Cheers, Keith

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Windows 10 Productivity Guide: Your Definitive Guide to Microsoft Windows 10



Dear Friends and Visitors:

Last year I wrote a truly complete guide to the new Microsoft Windows 10 Operating System (OS) called the Windows 10 Productivity Guide. It shows you all the great things Microsoft deployed in this release of Windows. It has some advanced tech sections like DOS commands and Power Shell commands too. You will appreciate both the depth and the scope of this book. I am an entrepreneur and this book is not backed by any major publisher. I wrote and self-published this book 100% on my own. Your patronage is greatly greatly appreciated. I have made sure the price of the book is LESS than those of my competitors. I have also made sure the reading experience is outstanding too.

Cheers,

Keith Johnson, Author of Windows 10 Productivity Guide 



Free eBook: Jesus the Bodhisattva


Happy Sunday Friends and Visitors!

Just last night, I finished this free e-book about Jesus from the Buddhist angle. The concept of Bodhisattva is that of a universally benevolent being who is able to see beyond our limitations and welcome and help us from the vantage point of unlimited compassion and love. I truly believe Jesus was such a being and this is exemplified in his Lord's Prayer that we can recite for self and others for any reason. You do not have to stop doing the good things you are doing, all you have to do is include this great prayer in your practice and have it there to help you, your friends, family, and more. Again, this is a FREE E-BOOK for all to read and enjoy. Live now at my Lulu.com author page.

Best Regards - All The Best - Namaste.

Keith Johnson



Free eBook: A Simple Meditation


Dear Friends and Visitors:

A Simple Meditation is an e-book I wrote about a year ago but have recently revised. It features sayings and teachings about the Sacred Syllable OM that is used in India and in other progressive spiritual communities across the globe. OM is a unified sound that symbolizes all benevolent prayer and introspection. I chant OM every day for world peace, health, and more. 

This free e-book is now available at my Lulu.com author page. Happy Reading!!

Namaste.

Keith Johnson

Click here to check out A Simple Meditation

Free eBook: A Simple Affirmation


Dear Friends and Visitors:

This is a free e-book I recently revised and you can now find it now at Lulu.com. This book features a few very simple but empowering affirmations that can work both collectively as well as independently. Affirmations are a great teaching and are a focal point of great speakers like Dr. Wayne Dyer and Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Thank You - Best Regards - Namaste.

Keith Johnson, Senior Technical Writer