Ong is the infinite creative energy experienced in manifestation and activity. It is a variation of the cosmic syllable "Om" which is denotes God in His absolute or unmanifested state. God as Creator is called Ong.
Namo has the same root as the Sanskrit word Namaste which means reverent greetings. Namaste is a common greeting in India accompanied by the palms pressed together at the chest or forehead. It implies bowing down. Together Ong Namo means "I call on the infinite creative consciousness," and opens you to the universal consciousness that guides all action.
Guru is the embodiment of the wisdom that one is seeking. The Guru is the giver of the technology. Dev means higher, subtle, or divine. It refers to the transparent or spiritual realms. Namo, in closing the mantra, reaffirms the humble reverence of the student. Taken together, Guru Dev Namo means, "I call on the divine wisdom," whereby you bow before your higher self to guide you in using the knowledge and energy given by the cosmic self.
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