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OM is the essence of all mantras, the origin of all creation, the energy that
the cosmic consciousness that is in each of us and all
OM opens our innermost being to the vibrations of that
OM! This syllable is the whole world.The past, the present and the future,
everything is but the sound OM And whatever else
that transcends triple time that too is but the sound
Pronounced A-U-M OM represents the 3 states of consciousness. A (pronounced
like the "a" in above) represents
the waking state. U (pronounced like the vowel sound in could) represents the
dream state. M (pronounced like the "m" in Mum) represents the
deepest dreamless sleep. The after vibration of the OM Is a fourth state representing
the perfect bliss of merging the small self into unity with the supreme.
An interpretation of the written symbol. In the sanskrit letter the long, lower,
of the OM represents the waking state of consciousness. The upper curve of
represents the state of dreamless sleep. The center curve from between the
lower represents the dreaming state. The crescent represents " maya",
the veil of illusion.
The dot is the transcendental state of unity with the supreme.
M Mantra RepetitionIn a comfortable seated position with back straight and
gently lower the eyelids, closing the eyes almost completely. After a few minutes,
relaxing the breath and body, inhale completely. Then, shape the lips in the
form of an "O"and produce an "Ahhh" sound. Second, slowly
close your lips. When they come together, they will make an "MMM" sound.
Continue till you need to take your next breath and repeat. Try to make all
three sections" A-U-M" equal in length. While inhaling concentrate
on the after vibration of the OM.
Practice this daily for 5 minutes, working up to 15 minutes.
Meditation on OM In a comfortable seated position with back straight and head
gently lower the eyelids, closing the eyes almost completely. After a few minutes
relaxing the breath and body, mentally produce the sound "OM". Hold
continuously in your mind. Feel the vibration of the OM merging with all other
vibrations in the Universe.
Do this for up to half an hour.