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WHAT IS THE DECODATION OF ''OM''?PART---02


25 FACTS----- 1-Om: The Sacred Sound of many Religions Om (aum)- the Sacred Sanskrit word became: Hum of the Tibetans... Amin of the Muslems.... Amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Christians.... Amen in Hebrew.... 2-Om'' The matrix of all sounds-- In making a sound we use the larynx and the palate as a sounding board. Om (Aum) is an unique sound, and forms the basis of all sounds. The first letter, A, is the root sound, the key, pronounced without touching any part of the tongue or palate; M represents the last sound in the series, being produced by the closed lips, and the U rolls from the very root to the end of the sounding board of the mouth. Thus, Om represents the whole phenomena of sound-producing. 3-Om: and the spinal chakras-- In the microcosmic universe of the body of man, the Aum vibration works through the vital activities in the astral spinal centers of life with their creative vibratory elements (tattvas) of earth, water, fire, air, and ether. The devotee whose consciousness becomes attuned to these inner astral sounds finds himself gradually ascending to higher states of realization. 4-Power of Name --- If you think of “ MARA-MARA” , your tongue will get salivation. There is a Shakti in every word. When such is the case with ordinary words, how much more power or Shakti should there be in the Name of God – HARI, RAMA, SHIVA, or KRISHNA? Repetition or thinking of His Name produces a tremendous influence on the mind. 5-It transforms the mental substance, “Chitta”, overhauls the viciouos old Samskaras in the mind, transmutes the Asuric or diabolical nature and brings the devotee face to face with God. There is no doubt about this. 6--Mother Earth is chanting Om:-In Boston 2010, a lady from the Boston-Connecticut area had done a research where she recorded the sound Om, put it in the computer and found that the frequency of Om is exactly the same as the frequency of earth’s rotation around its own axis. So, in some sense, earth is saying ‘Om’. 7-Om sound “During meditation when the eyes become calm and quiet, you should be able to see a light, but it is more important that you hear the astral sounds of the cerebrospinal centers, or the Om sound. First you may hear the buzzing of a bee, then a flute, then a harp seemingly playing beautifully far off in the distance. This is the harp of heavenly astral music. Then you may hear a sound as of a huge gong-bell; and finally will follow the great rolling sound of Om like a bursting sea–like the sound of many waters.” 8-Sound of the Cosmic Energy: ---It is believed that the whole universe, in its fundamental form, is made up of vibrating, pulsating energy. Om is considered as the humming sound of this cosmic energy: The ‘Anahat Nada’(Unstruck Sound). 9-Patanjali Yoga Sutras on Om--- This great authority on yoga refers to Aum as a Cosmic Sound continuously flowing in the ether, unutterable by any human voice, and fully known only to the illuminated. Further, Patanjali says that deep concentration on Aum is a means of liberation. 10-we use the larynx ( the voice box) and the palate as a sounding board. Om (Aum) is an unique sound, and forms the basis of all sounds. The first letter, A, is the root sound, the key, pronounced without touching any part of the tongue or palate; M represents the last sound in the series, being produced by the closed lips, and the U rolls from the very root to the end of the sounding board of the mouth. Thus, Om represents the whole phenomena of sound-producing. 11-Mystical significance of ‘Om’: ---Om mystically embodies the essence of the entire universe. This meaning is further deepened by the Vedic declaration that God first created the Divine Sound and the universe arose from it. As the most Sacred Sound, Om is the root of the universe and everything that exists and it continues to hold everything together. '''Arjuna, there is nothing superior to Me; everything existing is connected to Me like pearls on a thread--Bh.Gita 12-Means to God-Realization-- . Chanting OM ,,,TO Sing, OR KIRTANA Nama- Smarana,,,,,All that is free from difficulties and troubles. It is easy, comfort-giving and simple. It is said to be the “head”, the “King” of all Sadhanas (means to God- realisation). (This applies to all sacred names:-- certainly Om) 13-According to Kathopanishad:-- Om is Brahman "The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence … is Om. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support.” 14-“Om”: an Expression of the Inexpressible Brahman= The Impersonal Absolute of Sanatana Dharma- Omnipotent and Omnipresent and the source of all existence. “Om”= Pranava= It pervades life and runs through our Prana. “Om” is an expression of the inexpressible: a visible symbol of the Invisible incomprehensible. 15-Om: Past, Present, and Future --(Mandukya Upanishad) Om is the Akshara, or imperishable syllable. The past, the present and the future, all that was, all that is, all that will be, is Om. Likewise, all else that may exist beyond the bounds of time, that too is Om. 16-Om”: Three curves, one semicircle and a dot ----- 1. Upper curve= Deep sleep without dream 2. Lower Curve= Conscious state 3. The third curve on the side- Dream state 4. The semicircle on top(crescent)= Maya 5. The dot= Turiya state, a spiritually awakened state of God-Realization: One with God. 17- All is OM: Hari Om --The whole universe is the syllable Om. Following is the exposition of Om. Everything that was, is, or will be is, in truth Om. All else which transcends time, space, and causation is also OM. 18-‘Om’ extends into all of our experiences . The one who experiences all of these states of consciousness is the omniscient, indwelling source and director of all. This one is the womb out of which all of the others emerge. All things originate from and dissolve back into this source. “I am the Supersoul, O Arjuna, seated in the hearts of all living entities, I am the beginning, the middle and the end of all beings--BH. GITA 19-Om: The boat to cross the ocean of Samsara-- It is said that if a person dies in Kasi, Goddess Parvati puts the dead person on Her lap, and gently strokes the body, while Shiva recites ‘Aum Nama Shivaya,' and the soul departs for Kailasa, His abode. “Aum” is a mantra that will help us cross the ocean of Samsara... 20-Chanting Om and meditating on Krishna,,At the time of Death,, Sri Krishna frees the person from Samsara. "After being situated in this yoga practice and vibrating the sacred syllable om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of Me at the time of death, he will certainly reach Me.”--BH. GEETA 21-''Hearing ‘Om’ when coming back from Samadhi--- Great men like Avatâras,when come back from Samadhi to the realm of "I" and "mine", first experience the ‘Unmanifest Nada’, which by degrees grows distinct and appears as Om.And then from Omkâra, the subtle form of the universe as a mass of ideas,,,, becomes experienced, and last,,,, the material universe comes into perception''.----Swami Vivekananda 22-Vibration of Om chanting,,,, Pronounced as spelt, it will have a certain effect upon the student.But pronounced in its correct method, it arouses and transforms every atom in his physical body, setting up new vibrations and conditions, and awakening the sleeping power of the body. 23-Meditation on Om --- As soon as you sit for meditation, chant Om loudly 12 times. This will drive away all worldly thoughts from the mind and remove Vikshepa (tossing of mind). Then take to the mental repetition of Om.

24-It is our duty to Perform Japa-- "Life is short. Time is fleeting. The world is full of miseries. Cut the knot of Avidya and drink the Nirvanic bliss. That day on which you do not perform Japa is simply wasted. Those who simply eat, drink and sleep and do not perform Japa are horizontal( involving the same level of a hierarchy)beings only....SHIVOHAM...