You remember the Fictionary, that much-needed addition to human knowledge that nobody seems to have thought of. It was created to honor Gurudeva who was wonderful with words, inventing them when they did not exist, playing with them when they did. He even created Shum, his own language. Continuing in that tradition, the monks have begun a FICTIONARY, which is a dictionary for words that should exist, but don't. Today we share a few, and invite you to send in more to be added to our official Fictionary here at the monastery.
wierdism: A thing that is strange or odd.
penguine (the missing verb): To huddle in order to protect one another, to make the community safe) By penguining, the mountain climbers were able to survive the avalanche.
narrowfied: (Another missing verb) Made thin or attenuated. Their minds were narrowfied by their refusal to learn about an outside culture.
duffi: plural for duffus
internet (v): Verb form of the famed word. i.e., "Can you internet that to me?"
editoritis: the compulsive disorder suffered by certain editors characterized by intelligent, fastidious, exquisitiely lucid and totally useless editing of materials (such as billboards, menus and user manuals) no one but themselves will ever see. Known to be contagious.
varietous: full of variety, varied
press conference, (v): To give the PR response to something instead of the real facts. "Don't press conference me on your relationship with Tim."
insultant: An expert who offers feedback, like a consultant, but more negative
The Fictionary needs you. Send in your Fictional word or words today. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The fictionary is wonderful. I was Laughing out loud in the middle of my kitchen as I read them!!!!! How fun! The one I like the most and will use as soon as I can find a conversation to say it in is “press conference”. 🙂
Thanks, Peace, Beth
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.