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3 years ago  ::  May 09, 2011 - 1:15PM #1
Emersonbernard
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Can anyone tell me the difference between "namah" and "namaha"? Are they pronounced the same? Or, are they pronounced how they look?

Thanks.
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3 years ago  ::  May 10, 2011 - 3:00AM #2
Jm8
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Depends on the position, either at the end or not. Thus in "om namah sivaya" it reads as "om namo..." while in "...tasmai sri gurave namah" it reads as "...namaha".

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dvaitaM bandhAya mokSAt prAk prApte bodhe manISayA
bhaktyarthaM kalpitam dvaitaM advaitAd api sundaram

"Duality is bondage before moksa and wisdom after realization. The duality accepted for the purpose of bhakti is sweeter than even non-duality." (from mangalacarana to Advaitasiddhi sara sangraha by Madhusudana Sarasvati, former advaitin)

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3 years ago  ::  May 10, 2011 - 4:31PM #3
Emersonbernard
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Yes, I believe it does help. Thanks.


So, for instance, in "Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramakrishnaya Namah", it's prounounced "namaha" because it's at the end?


 


 

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