Monday, December 3, 2012

Significance of OM

OM represents the wholeness of the universe and the eternal sound of Brahman (the universal soul) that permeates it. All Hindu mantras generally begin and often also end with OM. It has been frequently mentioned in the Vedas and offer scriptures of Hinduism.

Below is a PDF file which further highlights the significance of OM. 

The syllable OM, can also be spelled as AUM. According to one interpretation:
  • “A” stands for creation,
  • “U” stands for preservation, and
  • “M” indicates destruction or dissolution.
The Power of Chanting Om:
  1. The chanting of Om drives away all worldly thoughts and removes distraction and infuses new vigour in the body.
  2. When you feel depressed, chant Om fifty times and you will be filled with new vigour and strength. The chanting of Om is a powerful tonic. When you chant Om, you feel you are the pure, all pervading light and consciousness.
  3. Those who chant Om will have a powerful, sweet voice. Whenever you take a stroll, you can chant Om. You can also sing Om in a beautiful way. The rythmic pronunciation of Om makes the mind serene and pointed, and infuses the spiritual qualifications which ensure self-realization.
  4. Those who do meditation of Om daily will get tremendous power. They will have luster in their eyes and faces.