Return of Fictionary, the monastery’s dictionary for words that don't (yet) exist, but should. We share a few from the Fictionary, and invite the wordologists (not a word) to send in more.
alphabet heaven: The place where words go when deleted from e-mails, computers, iPhones and all digital media. horizonticious: tending toward a supine position following a big meal or a bout with dizziness. Not vertical and moving to less vertical by the minute. druthers: Gurudeva's word for personal preferences that inhibit selfless service and spiritual growth. From "I would rather…." Said quickly, Id'ruther, hence druther. chrystaloligist: A crystal person with deep knowledge of the subject. wordoligist: Not merely a wordsmith, but someone who knows words in all their infinite subtle dimensions. permanentize: Make something permanent blunderous: The missing adjective for blunder. liquous: Fluid-like, flowing, watery. paragraphilia: The love (some would say the obsession) of dividing text into logical, meaningful and linguistically imperative units, called paragraphs. Antonym: aparagraphiphilia, the affliction which cognizes no meaningful distinction between sentences and paragraphs. See also scriptocontinuum. Jaffnian: Native or citizen of Jaffna, Sri Lanka consugusting: Excessive Consumer Spending is so Disgusting. (From a TAKA teen CyberCadet)
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.