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The NAME GAME…

September 2, 2021

There is a famous saying in spiritual circles in India. Much bandied about, much handed down and much much central to the thesis of life.


That phrase is “Naam Roopi Duniya Hai, Pehele Naam, Phir Roop”..

नाम रुपी दुनिया है , पहले नाम फिर रूप


Literally: It is a name formed world, first name, then form.


Essentially conveying two things. To create something, first comes it’s name, the associative tag.


Along with the name comes the mane, the spirit.


And Spirit moves the world via the word/name.


Very interesting too how many older languages had homonym-ish words for Name.


The word name comes from Old English nama; cognate with Old High German (OHG) namo, Sanskrit नामन् (nāman), Latin nomen, Greek ὄνομα (onoma), and Persian نام (nâm), from the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) *h₁nómn̥.[1] Outside Indo-European, it can be connected to Proto-Uralic *nime.


That from Whackypedia.


How interesting, I thought.


नमस्तुते


Praise the Name!


That which is Un-Namable, so all you can say is Name..


Nama Stoote!


नमस्तुते


In the Vedic story, Brahma Spoke the world into existence. Literally poured out of his mouth.


Thus they are telling us that the original tongue could create at will…


Sound, the Anahat Naad, अनाहत नाद , the Unstruck drum/sound is the parent medium of our created world.


We live in an acoustic, cymatic pressureverse.


Thus all the Strum and Drang, the Thunder and Lightening, the Donner Und Blitzen, the गरज कड़क …


Back to the Name, the Nama, the force of creation….


That is his important our Name is.


In India, great attention used to be paid to the naming ceremony. Astrological nudges et. al.


My parents, I think to their later regret, named me Vivek, which means discernment, of a very high sort.


In fact, they say that for Moksha, the three qualities needed are Vivek (Discernment), Vairagya (Detachment) and Vigyaan (Wisdom)…


It is the word you will hear most in the world. It better be good for you.


My discernment told me shortly into high school that I was being fed some kind of crazy sauce in the disguise of education. Could not put a finger on it of course.


But Vivek-filled I became.


And discerned that the lie was huge, deep and sweeping. And the process is ongoing, as you can all see, everyday.


And now comes the twist.


Every THING started life as a name…


Nail, hammer, saw, house, door, chair…


The name tag makes it real, else it is un-describable.


And what do they call “How to Say a word”?


Pro-Noun-Enunciation


How to Enunciate a PRONOUN.


What is a PRONOUN?


A PRONOUN IS A NAME!


So every word we PRONOUNCE is a NAME!


And the Name, the NAMA is everything.

This is why it’s so important to wield this tongue with such knowing.


We have the building blocks in our hand, but it’s a mismatched, slightly erased set.


That aside, knowing this much, made me question the root of everything…


Give and take names with due consideration 🙂

नमस्तुते

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  1. Nagma Sharma permalink
    September 3, 2021 12:56 am

    🙏🙏

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