Buddhist Pocket Guide (Kindle)

Happy Friday Omyoga blog followers and readers. I appreciate your visit! Today, the kindle edition of my 2017 book, the "Buddhist Pocket Guide" was finally approved by the Amazon Editorial staff. The book features 100 teachings of the Buddha that have helped me over the course of my life. I sincerely believe these teachings can … Continue reading Buddhist Pocket Guide (Kindle)

Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.28

Happy Tuesday Omyoga blog followers and readers. I appreciate your visit greatly! In the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, Pada 1.27 ("tasya vacakah pranavah"), we learn that OM is the Name/Indicator/Word and Sound Vibration that allows us to associate with God, who is the Absolute Brahman (Supreme Spirit). The next teaching is Pada 1.28 ("tajjapastadarthabhavanam") which says … Continue reading Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.28

Transliterations, Approximations

The Webster's Dictionary defines a transliteration as "the spelling in (between) the characters of another alphabet." In Hebrew, God is described with four words: Yod, Hey, Vav, Hey. If you take the first letter of each word (YHVH), you cannot pronounce this because these are all consonants. So, you need to "transliterate" this sequence of … Continue reading Transliterations, Approximations