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  Aum Shinrikyo: Once and Future Threat?
Aum Shinrikyo began its public campaign of terror on June 27, 1994.
Aum Shinrikyo is holding 50 "educational" seminars a month for current and potential members.
Aum's actions were perfectly logical within the context of their value system.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/EID/vol5no4/olson.htm   (2399 words)

 Aum Shinrikyo : Apologetics research resources
Aum Shinrikyo, a Japanese religious movement currently operating under the name 'Aleph,' is best known for its March 20, 1995 terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway system.
Aum and its leader, Shoko Asahara, were possessed by visions of the end of the world that are probably as old as death itself.
Aum Shnrikyo is a religious sect founded by the 'Venerated Master,' Shoko Asahara (born Chizuo Matsumoto on March 2, 1955).
www.apologeticsindex.org /a06.html   (791 words)

  Aum Shinrikyo
Aum is Sanskrit for the "powers of destruction and creation in the universe," and Shinrikyo is the "teaching of the supreme truth" (Reader: 15).
Aum publicly responded to the rejection with demonstrations, law suits, and a legal appeal against the decision.
Aum Shinrikyo offers liberation from suffering and illness, and Mullins states "Aum can best be viewed as an eclectic Buddhist movement that draws on various Asian traditions, such as yoga and Tibetan Buddhism" (Mullins: 315).
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/aums.html   (3616 words)

  Aum - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Jainism, Aum is regarded to be a condensed form of reference to the five parameshthis.
Aum is seen as the source of existence as we know it within the causal dimensions of time and space, and thus affirmatory meanings in languages are a natural progression.
Aum in the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutras
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Aum   (3304 words)

  Aum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Jainism, Aum is regarded to be a condensed form of reference to the five parameshthis.
Aum is seen as the source of existence as we know it within the causal dimensions of time and space, and thus affirmatory meanings in languages are a natural progression.
Aum in the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and Yoga Sutras
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aum   (3441 words)

 Aum Shinrikyo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The doctrines of Aum Shinrikyo shifted considerably during the lifetime of the movement.
The founder of Aum Shinrikyo, Asahara Shoko became interested in religion in the late 1970's while he was practising as an acupuncturist.
Aum Shinrikyo during its formative phase deployed an array of exotic (for Japan) symbolic forms mostly of Indian provenance, designed to emphasise Asahara's guru status.
philtar.ucsm.ac.uk /encyclopedia/easia/aum.html   (515 words)

 Aum Shinrikyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asahara himself referred to Aum's doctrine as 'truth', arguing that 'while various Buddhist and yogic schools lead to the same goal by different routes, the goal remains the same' and insisting that the major world's religions are closely related.
Aum's activities aimed at the popularization of Buddhist texts were also noted by the governments of Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and the Tibetan government-in-exile located in Dharamsala, India.
Ikuo Hayashi, Aum to Watakushi (Aum and I), Tokyo: Bungei Shunju, 1998.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aum_Shinrikyo   (3422 words)

 Cults: Aum Shinrikyo
Aum is Sanskrit for the "powers of destruction and creation in the universe," and Shinrikyo is "teaching of the supreme truth".
Aum Shinrikyo begins with the founder Asahara Shoko, a failed Tokyo University student, who began to study acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine and he and his wife sold herbal medicine and natural foods while he furthered his study of acupuncture.
Aum Shinrikyo methodology is a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist ideas, and as 1995 approached, his sermons and publications began to gain an almost Judaic/Christos apocalyptic focus drawn primarily from Daniel and or Revelations.
en.allexperts.com /q/Cults-1727/Aum-Shinrikyo.htm   (1231 words)

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AUM received a grade of B based on the performance of recent graduates in the 11 programs for which there was sufficient date to be rated.
AUM’s score of 94% had only 6% of the administrators’ rate this is “unsatisfied.” No local administrator rated AUM on this item as “very unsatisfied.” The Satisfaction Score for AUM’s recent graduates was 86%, the data is found on Table 12.
AUM’s Satisfaction Scores in the use of technology to improve instruction are reported in Table 7 (ratings from local school administrators) and Table 15 (ratings from recent graduates).
edla.aum.edu /ncate/arc03.doc   (2295 words)

 The 'De-nationalization' of AUM Followers: Its Hidden Political Purpose
In this way, the police made AUM followers out to be criminals, criminalizing their daily lives which were never criminal in the ordinary sense, and stirring up fears of the danger of systematic crimes from AUM Shinrikyo.
The AUM Shinrikyo organization and its followers are being used as a pretext for this change, which the ruling parties forcibly established in the 145th general Diet, ignoring proper investigation.
The danger of the AUM Shinrikyo organization, which does not exist in reality, has been drummed into the people and media to mean that "your life is in danger." Taking advantage of this, the ruling parties realized that the establishment and reinforcement of a peace preservation system in the Heisei period.
www.cesnur.org /testi/aum_019.htm   (4280 words)

 AUM - the Basic Mantra of all Sanskrit Mantras   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aum is the basic mantra of all Sanskrit mantras.
The silence which follows each utterance of Aum suggests the state of Absolute Being, or Brahman, which is the source and end of everything.
The word AUM (OM) is made up of three letters that express the three great aspects of GOD: A - denotes the power of God to create the Universe.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/hinduism/20679   (417 words)

 Aum Shinrikyo
Aum changed its name to Aleph in early 2000, but in the minds of many Japanese this was simply a cosmetic attempt to cover up the fact that Aum followers remain fanatics besotted by a megalomaniacal and destructive guru.
Holding that the recent actions were no different from previous ones committed by Aum members, the paper went on to argue that the main problem was their continuing connection to the incarcerated guru and his dangerous doctrines.
The Aum story has, in sum, posed a dilemma for the media that reflects a broader challenge for Japanese society as a whole: how to deal effectively with a religious group still defined by its violent acts without sacrificing constitutionally guaranteed civil liberties to the encroachments of an aggressive state security apparatus.
www.trincoll.edu /depts/csrpl/RINVol4No1/aum_shinrikyo.htm   (2033 words)

 AUM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Within aum we are told are all sounds, all letters, words, languages and mantras, and we could go on to suggest that all stars, planets and life are also manifestation of that sound.
Chanting or hearing aum therefore not only has vibrational physical effects on the body and the physical brain and mind, but it also links us spiritually with the whole of creation and that force we may call God.
Chanting aum orally begins with a deep physical sound, which we think as originating from the belly and the physical chakras.
derekosborn.accountsupport.com /thelibrary/id5.html   (675 words)

 Aum - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
Aum (also Om, ॐ;) is the most sacred syllable in Hinduism, in which Vedic tradition it originated.
When you pronounce AUM: A - emerges from the throat, originating in the region of the navel U - rolls over the tongue M - ends on the lips A - waking, U - dreaming, M - sleeping It is the sum and substance of all the words that can emanate from the human throat.
Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'Aum' can be seen virtually everywhere, a standard sign for Hinduism and a vast but economical storehouse for the deep mythology inherent in the world's oldest religion.
www.egnu.org /thelema/Aum   (948 words)

AUM being the sound symbol of Parmatman (Supreme Reality), it is considered to be the first vibration as sound emanating at the beginning of creation.
The syllable AUM is a sacred Mantra of the Vedas.It is an esoteric formula from which all written and unwritten sounds, letters and words have emanated.
The word AUM is not invented by any man. It is the primordial and uncreated sound which is heard by mystics absorbed in contemplation, when their minds and senses are withdrawn from the world.
www.hinduism.co.za /newpage18.htm   (1720 words)

 V. Crimes of the Cult - A Case Study on the Aum Shinrikyo
A number of Japanese Aum experts interviewed by the Staff charged that their own government's inability or unwillingness over the years to investigate the Aum led to the cult's delusion of invincibility.
Aum members assisted in a firebombing attack on the Aum headquarters in Tokyo in an attempt to inspire public sympathy for the Aum just before the Tokyo subway gas attack.
It was only a fortunate mistake by the Aum in the preparation of the special batch of sarin used that day and the inferior dissemination system used to deploy it that limited the number of casualties.
www.fas.org /irp/congress/1995_rpt/aum/part05.htm   (3679 words)

 Quantum AUM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
AUM should be chanted in three parts, with equal time given to each part.
Aum of the Vedas became the sacred word Hum of the Tibetans; Amin of the Moslems; and Amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians.
AUM has been said to be the sound of the cosmic vibration of creation, preservation and destruction.
www.heartbeat2000.com /aum.htm   (4094 words)

 Aum — Sri Chinmoy
AUM is a syllable that has a special significance and a creative power.
But when you utter AUM, which is the symbol of the Creator, the life-breath of the Creator, you immediately get an inner feeling, the feeling that inspires your inner and outer movements to enlarge your vision and fulfill your life here on earth.
The individual AUM chanted by man is a drop in that ocean, but it cannot be separated from the ocean, and it can claim the infinite ocean as its very own.
www.srichinmoy.org /resources/library/questions_answers/aum/document_view   (420 words)

 AUM or OM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aum is said to be the essence of all mantras, the highest of all matras or divine word (shabda), brahman (ultimate reality) itself.
Aum is said to be the essence of the Vedas.
It is the sound of assent (affirmation) and ascent (it has an upwards movement and uplifts the soul, as the sound of the divine eagle or falcon.
www.hindunet.org /aum   (197 words)

 Aum Shinrikyo - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aum attempted to borrow scriptural authority for its doctrines by claiming they were based on the ancient Buddhist scriptures included in the Pali Canon of Theravada Buddhism.
Some scholars of new religious movements view Aum's doctrine as a pastiche of various traditions, arguing that the primary deity revered by Aum followers is Shiva (the deity symbolizing the power of creation and the power of destruction in Hindu tradition).
Aum claimed to apply modern scientific methodologies to arrange studies in accordance with a special kogaku (learning) system, in which each new stage is reached only after examinations are passed successfully, imitating the familiar Japanese university entrance exam paradigm.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/A.I.C._Sogo_Kenkyusho   (2840 words)

 Aum Shinrikyo: Austere Japanese HodgePodge SciCult
Aum Shinrikyo was a hodgepodge religion, "ranging from the Japanese folk religious tradition, to Buddhism, Shinto and Christianity, along with an infusion of occultist and New Age ideas." (p.15) Reader cites Asahara's adaptation of a flowing beard and long Indian robes, amongst other things, as an essential rejection of Japanese religious custom.
They felt persecuted and it accelerated their withdrawal; by 1994 Aum Shinrikyo was publishing extensively on the conspiracy to destroy their group by the Freemasons, the Jews, the Japanese Government, and the US Air Force, amongst others.
His concluding chapter draws primarily on comparisons between Aum Shinrikyo and Rengo Sekigun ("the violent implosion of thew Japanese left-wing terrorist movement" in 1972 (p97)) and Rajneesh movement (another instance where a cult comes to feel persecuted and acts in unsavory ways, in this case the cult was based in Oregon in the 1980s).
www.links.net /vita/trip/japan/spirit/aum   (3366 words)

 The Watchman Expositor: Aum Shinrikyo Profile
Aum Shinrikyo was founded by Shoko Asahara, formerly Chizuo Matsumoto, who was born partially blind into a poor family in 1955.
In Aum's early development, Aum perceived itself to be in a position to help save people outside the membership of Aum survive this final war.
Later in Aum's development, it was perceived that "society in general was under the rule of the devil, and that Aum was thus under attack by agents of evil" (In the Wake of Aum, p.
www.watchman.org /profile/aumpro.htm   (1921 words)

Aum is the primary, or mula mantra, and often precedes other mantras.
Aum is said to be the essence of all mantras and Vedas, the highest of all mantras or divine word.
The three portions of AUM relate to the states of waking, dream and deep sleep and the three guans (rajas, satva, tamas).
www.iloveulove.com /spirituality/hindu/omaum.htm   (2473 words)

The Aum Shinri Kyo was a destructive, doomsday cult centered in Japan.
Their name was a combination of Aum which is a sacred Hindu syllable, and Shinri Kyo which means "supreme truth".
One source stated that he, his wife and child were kidnapped and murdered a week later by Aum members who have since confessed to the killings.
www.religioustolerance.org /dc_aumsh.htm   (1237 words)

 Scroll One
Aum represents the Divine, and is associated with Lord Ganesha, for its initial sound "aa," vibrates within the muladhara, the chakra at the base of the spine upon which this God sits.
Aum is explained in the Upanishads as standing for the whole world and its parts, including past, present and future.
Aum is the primary, or mila mantra, and often precedes other mantras.
www.himalayanacademy.com /art/aum/scrolls/1.html   (202 words)

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