The word Ohm derives from the Sanskrit language, and signifies that even during the quietest times of the day, there is never absolute silence. There is always an undercurrent of sound that resembles that of a soft breeze or the ocean in the distance. This under current has been call the "Ohm Sound," which helps us to feel our connectedness to our environment and all that exists in the world. Repeating the Ohm sound brings peace and serenity to the mind. By helping us time in to an ever-present vibration, it cultivates a feeling of oneness with our surroundings. It symbolizes unfolding or expansion.
OM is the supreme and most sacred syllable, consisting in Sanskrit of the three sounds (a), (u), and (m), representing various fundamental triads and believed to be the spoken essence of the universe. It is uttered as a mantra and in affirmations and blessings.
There is harmony, peace and bliss in this simple but deeply philosophical sound. By vibrating the sacred syllable Om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Ultimate Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the highest state of "stateless" eternity, states the Bhagavad Gita
The word Om (aum) derives from the Sanskrit. The Om is the primordial sound by which the earth was created- a similar concept to the Greek Logos. It symbolizes unfolding or expansion- when pronounced, it begins in the lungs, and ends on the lips.
The symbol representing Om is called the omkar, and has four parts, representing the four states of human awareness:
The ordinary waking, or material state:
The state of deep sleep:
The dream state:
Absolute conscience, or the awakened state: