the mystic syllable of A-u-m is venerated by the Barahmans
as well as by the Buddhist.The devotees regard it to be too
sacred to be uttered aloud only formed by the lips. It is
written that when all was void the triliteral syyllable Aum
religions indicate that creation began with sound-- In the beginning
was the word...For the Hindus & Buddhists, Om is the primordial
sound, the first breath of creation, the vibration that ensures
existence. Om sign signifies God, Creation, & the One-ness
of all creation.
Buddha at his will proceeded from OM. In that Aum, Adi Buddha
who is present in all things formless and passionless, possesses
the TriRatna. It is also written that Adi Became mainfest in the
greatest Sunyata (void) as the letter A. It was also written that
when all was sunita, Prajna Devi (Adi Dharma) was revealed out
of Akasa with the letter 'U'. The Vija mantra of Sangha is "M'.
Thus the letter A-u-m are that vija mantra of Buddha. Dharma and
Sangha V. Tri-Ratna
mantra generally begis with Om and ends with hum. The most widely
known mantra is the six syllabe one of Avalokiteswara
' Om Mani Padme Hum'.
Om symbol is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal
Absolute — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all
manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so
a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable.
Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest
(saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called Pranava, to
mean that it pervades life and runs through our prana or breath.
is said to be the essence of all mantras, the highest of all matras
or divine word (shabda), brahman (ultimate reality) itself. Aum
is said to be the essence of the Vedas.
sound and form, AUM symbolizes the infinite Brahman (ultimate
reality) and the entire universe.
stands for Creation
stands for Preservation
stands for Destruction or dissolution
is representative of the Trinity of God in Hindu dharma (Brahma,
Vishnu and Shiva)
three portions of AUM relate to the states of waking, dream and
deep sleep and the three gunas (rajas, satva, tamas)
three letters also indicates three planes of existence, heaven
(swarga), earth (martya) and netherworld (patala)
the words produced by the human vocal organ can be represented
by AUM. A is produced by the throat, U & M by the lips
the Vedas, AUM is the sound of the Sun, the sound of Light. It
is the sound of assent (affirmation) and ascent (it has an upwards
movement and uplifts the soul, as the sound of the divine eagle