from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A combination of letters invested with peculiar sanctity both in the Hindu religions and in Buddhism.
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- noun Hinduism, Buddhism A sacred, mystical syllable used in prayer and meditation.
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Stefanie – everytime I read your comment, I read ‘nominees’ as a lol-cat nommy-ness, as in om nom nom.
The monuments at risk include the tomb of Baji Rao, the last great pre-British ruler of India, who died in 1740, and the Mandhata Temple, a sacred Hindu site on an island -- said to be shaped like the sacred mantra "om" -- at a fork in the river.
The AP reports that Rajan Zed of Reno, Nev., began by saying "om" to represent the universe and then read passages in Sanskrit and English from he Rig-Veda and Bhagavad-Gita.
He believed in telepathy, loving your enemy, and saying "om" to defuse bad vibes.
I myself have socks with cows, with giraffes, with monkeys, with cats, with ice cream cones, with flowers, and with people doing yoga those socks have the word "om" on them as well!
The people of India DID give mystic meanings to the phonemes /letters of the alphabet, e.g. the "om" of chanting, which is "o".
The thought of six highly trained scientists squatting around muttering "om" while thinking posi'tive thoughts about Barnard's Star strikes most of us as more than marginally ludicrous.
The thought of six highly trained scientists squatting around muttering "om" while thinking positive thoughts about Barnard's Star strikes most of us as more than marginally ludicrous.
Yankees breck right in en stole 'em smack 'way f'om' er.
Dat roams f'om 'er eyes tel it p'ints to' er toes,
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