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)
Focus on being a soul, not the body, mind and emotions. When we think of ourselves as a soul we're able to move forward and get closer and closer to Siva. That's the whole idea of Saiva Siddhanta. A negative self-concept is an obstacle. We can change our self-concept through applying Gurudeva's teachings, affirming every day that we are a divine being. Vasana daha tantra: Going back and understanding experiences; clearing up the reactions to the past.