Tuesday, March 13, 2018
According to Wikipedia "Occam's razor is the problem-solving principle that, when presented with competing hypothetical answers to a problem, one should select the one that makes the fewest assumptions". The idea is attributed to William of Ockham (c. 1287–1347), who was an English Friar, Scholastic Philosopher, and Theologian.
With this approach to life and existence in mind, I have adopted the ancient Indian and Himalayan practice of "OM" Prayer and Meditation because, according to the late and great Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, India, OM is the sound that honors all truth, in all ways.
OM is officially recognized in ancient spiritual writings like the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads, just to name a few. OM is one word and one sound that can be said to be the Supreme Mantra and Supreme Prayer. When you say or chant or recite OM with honor and a sense of wonderment, you are honoring the Creator, Creation, and all that is Divine.
I like the idea that one simple word can meet all my prayer needs. I like the idea that I can explain to students and children that all you need is one word to become one with our Divine Source, Existence, Truth, and Being.