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Posted 10/17/11 - 12:57 PM:
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“That mail explaining hidden meanings in the logos of various companies was a very intriguing one indeed!” I said to my colleague with emphasis.

“Oh, did you like that?” He asked with a jovial smile on his face.

“Indeed…Do you know that ‘logos’ as a word has another meaning, which fascinates philosophers and mystics?” I said, to further the discussion in the direction I like most!

“Oh, is it? I do not know any other usage of ‘logos’ except as the plural of ‘logo’”; with a sense of wonder on his face he said.

“Did you ever come across, by any chance to the biblical saying: “In the beginning, was the word, the word was with God; the God was the word” [John 1:1] “I asked with caution?

“No”, he said with insouciance!

“What does that mean?” He asked.

“That, the quintessential and primordial word is the root of the universe and that very sound is the God” I said.
“Logos comes from Greek and its plural is ‘Logoi’; whereas, Logos is also a plural of ‘logo’ which stands for an emblem”; I said.

My colleague went for a coffee and I went back to my seat after this chit-chat.

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Posted 10/21/11 - 1:12 PM:

as you may recall, i was raised as a jehovah's witness. not keen on the religion, nor on religion in general, but i do find intriguing their particular translation of john 1:1.

"In [the] beginning the Word was, and the Word was with God, and the Word was a god."

my personal interpretation of this is that all that can be known is only that which may be communicated, that which is summed up by "logos" in the greek vernacular. things encompassed by thought, speech and rhetoric. in the beginning, the word was with god, and the word was a god. rings of truth IMO.

i suppose christianity later came along and gave jesus the nickname "logos". but still, i think it is meant to invoke the spirit of the original definition. it certainly works if christ is to be interpreted as a metaphor or archetype.
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Posted 10/21/11 - 1:32 PM:

You've given a very intriguing interpretation but having practiced Naada-yoga meditation myself for many years. I think, I interpret it in relation to Anahata-Nada ( Unstuck Sound). The subtle sounds which are heard by Yogi in his body are mesmerizing and they cause absorption of mind in them, thereby, resulting in Samadhi, which is considered to be highest state of consciousness in Yogic, Buddhist and Zen traditions.

The most subtle of these sounds is equivalent to the 'word' in John 1:1. That is similar to Shabd of Sikhism or Aum of Hinduism.

This is only an interpretation I find amusing because I have practiced Naada-Yoga and attained Samadhi through it.

I am curious about Jehovah's witness. Jehovah is Yahweh--the Jewish God?
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