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OM, tat and sat has been declared as the triple appellation of Brahman, who is Truth, Consciousness and Bliss. ~ Bhagavad Gita

Om, or Aum (written universally as ॐ; in Devanagari as ओं oṃ [õː], औं auṃ [ə̃ũ], or ओ३म् om [õːm]) is a mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound, sacred and important in the Dharmic religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The syllable is also referred to as omkara (ओंकार oṃkāra) or aumkara (औंकार auṃkāra), literally "om syllable", and sometimes as praṇava, literally "that which is sounded out loudly". It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or prior to any prayer or mantra.

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I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable oṃ. ~ Bhagavad Gita
  • The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I'm always at home — yea, I'm always at Om.
    • eden ahbez, in tape recording to Joe Romersa (c. 1992), presented at Shadowbox Studio.

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We raise our hats to the hand a-moulding us
Sure 'nuff, he has the answer … Om mani padme hum. ~ Kate Bush
  • I am the father of this universe, the mother, the support and the grandsire. I am the object of knowledge, the purifier and the syllable oṃ.
    • Bhagavad Gitā, 9.17

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  • The Word Om is Brahma. OM has been split into A, OO, M and fourth word is considered as only humming, as per pronunciation. Every word here represent some spiritual power.
    • Gita 8-13, in “Discovery of God”, p. 102

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  • When Siddhartha listened attentively to this river, to the song of a thousand voices; when he did not listen to the sorrow or laughter, when he did not bind his soul to any one particular voice and absorb it in his Self, but heard them all, the whole, the unity; then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word: Om — perfection.

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  • All the multiverses are trying to merge, to create a true universe such as we have only imagined previously. Maybe it will be spiritual, like Zen or telepathy, or maybe it will be physical, one great big gang-fuck, but it has to happen: the creation of a universe and the one great eye opening to see itself at last. Aum Shiva! — Oh, man, you're stoned out of your gourd. You're writing gibberish.
  • Om — That (supreme Brahman) is infinite, and this (conditioned Brahman) is infinite. The infinite (conditioned Brahman) proceeds from infinite (supreme Brahman). Then through knowledge, taking the infinite of the infinite (conditioned Brahman), it remains as the infinite (unconditioned Brahman) alone. Om! Peace! Peace! Peace!

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Jai Guru Deva Om.
Nothing's gonna change my world. ~ John Lennon
  • Jai Guru Deva Om.
    Nothing's gonna change my world.
    • John Lennon, using a mantra variously translated as "glory to the shining remover of darkness", "Victory to God divine", "Hail to the divine guru", or "All Glory to Guru Dev", in "Across the Universe" (1968)

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  • You can eat beef on a weekly basis and become a genius intuitive if your energy is in present time. You can consume only organic food while running thirty-five miles a day and "om-ing" until dawn, but if your spirit is raging about your history and is saturated in regrets and unfinished business, you won't be able to intuit your left hand from your right.

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I swear to me that I am the Great God Om, greatest of gods! ~ Terry Pratchett

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Om is the Brahman, the indestructible Life force. Om is this universe. It is nameless, the Divine. It is the totality of you, I, and the whole creation. It is the totality of past, present and future of this existence. ~ Amit Ray
By holiness in life, guard the precious Gem of Gems.
Aum Tat Sat Aum!
I am thou, thou art I — parts of the Divine Self. ~ Nicholas Roerich
  • Soul means Brahma; and the Brhmajnan flows through soul to the intellect. That is termed Atmajnan. Thus Soul (Atma), Brahma, and Om have same meaning.
  • Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Divine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists.
    • Amit Ray, in OM Chanting and Meditation (2010), p. 16
  • Om is the Brahman, the indestructible Life force. Om is this universe. It is nameless, the Divine. It is the totality of you, I, and the whole creation. It is the totality of the past, present and future of this existence. At the same time, it is the eternal now unfolding this very moment. It is life-eternal flowing through this temporal existence.
    • Amit Ray, in OM Chanting and Meditation (2010), p. 16
  • Om chanting and meditation is all about getting connected with our true nature.
    • Amit Ray, in “OM Chanting and Meditation”, p. 16
  • Silence is the language of Om. We need silence to be able to reach our Self. Both internal and external silence is very important to feel the presence of that supreme Love.
    • Amit Ray, in OM Chanting and Meditation (2010), p. 50

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  • In 15th canto Ather Veda Vratyas were offered oblation. The idea of OM might have been the thinking of these scholars. After accepting OM, Aryans gave supreme respect to it. Manu directed that that OM should be uttered before all studies of Veda.
    • Arvind Savant, in "Discovery of God", p. 101

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  • In the universe, Brahman or the Cosmic first manifested himself as name, and then as form, i.e. as this universe. All this expressed sensible universe is the form behind which stands…the manifesteras Logo or Word. The manifester is the Logos. The Word was with God and the Word was God – and the Word IS God, and the Word is Om.
  • Om is...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 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 production. [It is] the natural symbol, the matrix of all the various sounds. It denotes the whole range and possibility of all the words that can be made.
    • Vivekananda, in "The Mind of Swami Vivekananda", quoted by Gautam Sen, p. 120
  • The eight petals of the lotus are eight powers of the yogi. Inside, the stamens and pistils are renunciation. If the yogi refuses the external powers he will come to salvation. So the eight petals of the lotus are the eight powers, but the internal stamens and pistels are extreme renunciation of all these powers. Inside of that lotus think of the Golden One, the Almighty, the Intangible, He whose name is Om the Inexpressible, surrounded with effulgent light. Meditate on that.
  • Om has become the one symbol for the religious aspiration of the vast majority of human beings
    • In "Learn Rajayoga from Vivekananda: A Grand Exposition of India's Unique ...", p. 119
  • This word Om, however, has around it all the various significance. As such it should be accepted by everyone...The repetition of this (Om) and meditating on its meaning (is the way).
    • In "Learn Rajayoga from Vivekananda: A Grand Exposition of India's Unique ...", p. 119
  • The first manifestation of the repetition and thinking of Om is that the introspective power will manifest, more and more, all the mental and physical obstacles will begin to vanish.
    • In "Learn Rajayoga from Vivekananda: A Grand Exposition of India's Unique ...", p. 120

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