How to Give Obiesance to 330 Million Gods Every Day.

by Aranyakananda

And now for something completely different:

It is said that there are 330 million gods in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism). The Vedas mention 33, or 33 groups of them, but then the word for “groups” is the same word as 10 million. So there you go, 330 million. Even if the author meant to say 330 million, obviously one cannot pray to 330 million gods. There is no time. Regardless, all of the “330 million gods” represent the aspects of the one Brahman. And that number is inexpressible and unreachable because, while it is true that “What can you say about God?” it is also true that “What can you NOT say about God?” But whatever, let’s say 330 Million.

Every day when I do a round of japa, my mantra includes the sacred OM. I often do japa three times a day. If you are counting that is 324 Oms. When I do my nightly meditation and/or puja I commence and conclude said ceremony by repeating OM thrice. That is 330 per day. At least!

Since coming to this realization, I strive to offer each OM as though I were speaking the Word to God a million times over.

It’s just a thought. You do what you want.

Hari OM!

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