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Is Your Student Group Destructive?
The University is a world with many decisions, anxieties and emotional pressures. There are times when you may feel homesick, unloved or overwhelmed. You may decide to turn to a religious group for support. You can expect a good experience with most religious groups at JHU. However, at these times of stress, high-pressure religious groups may seek you out and try to recruit you.
Some ways to identify high-pressure groups:Observe the group's responses to you and how you feel. If you can answer 'yes' to three or more of these statements, you should seriously reconsider your involvement.
If you can answer "YES" to any three of these questions, you should consider talking to a campus professional about the group. Remember...
...If you have any questions, call JHU Campus Ministries @ (410)-516-1880.
*Contains information from brochure distributed by the University of Toronto.
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The word Om (also called Pranava) is comprised of three constituent sounds: “ah”, “u”, and “m”. These sounds mean respectively the Creator, Preserver, and Dissolver. In Sanskrit the sounds of vowels “a” and “u” combined together produce the sound that is equal to “o”. Therefore “(a + u) + m = o + m = Om. These three sounds imply, among many other things, the three Vedas and three divisions of the universe — the past, the present, and the future. Each consistent sound in Om represents a large set of names of God. Therefore, by reciting Om we meditate upon many different attributes, manifestations, and powers of God. Om is considered the best name of God.