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Please note that the name of the language "Shum" and its designation as a "language for meditation" and its alphabets (images) are not owned nor created exclusively by Shumsanctuary.com or Guhanatha Swami. Most of the alphabets (images) and the name of the language and its designation as a "Language of Meditation" was created and given by the late Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, my guru. Shumsanctuary.com's use of the language, its designation as a "Language for Meditation" and its alphabets (images) and Image-Portraits is based on the understanding that Shum is an universal language. In the book Twelve  Shum Meditations, by Himalayan Academy 2007 a direct quote from my guru is given in the Preface.
Of the Shum language Gurudeva claims thus, "May Lord Siva be your guide through this study. It is His language. He and He alone knows how to teach it." Lord Siva is God to Whom I pray to as is the God of my guru. 

All original content including Shum words and meanings created by Guhanatha Swami in ShumSanctuary.com will be attributed to the Rehnadee Shum dialect of Shum. Shum words and meanings created by my guru, the late Sivaya Subramuniyaswami that may be found in ShumSanctuary.com will be attributed to Mamadee Shum. ShumSanctuary.com only uses Mamadee Shum words that can be found among the publicly available content of himalayanacademy.com. 

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Guhanatha Swami, Webmaster and Author of ShumSanctuary.com

Founder and Webmaster, Shum Sanctuary
Guhanatha Swami is the Founder of Shum Sanctuary and the principal author of the site's content. His spiritual journey led him to the creation Shum Sanctuary as a means of sharing the Path of Enlightenment with the world. You can connect with him through Shum Sanctuary's contact page. His spiritual journey that led him to his guru and his subsequent introduction to the Shum language is chronicled in the the following article: How A Language Inspired My Spiritual Journey.

Meditation is time for you to be with yourself.