OM, AUM, Mantra and Mantras, Chanting, Meditation, Hinduism

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AUM, OM

"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 the 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 producing." Swami Vivekananda

OM is the sound or the vibration of the Universe. It is a "seed" mantra (bij, bija, beej mantra), a mantra of mantras.

There are many Mantras that start with OM - here are just a few

Om Ganeshaya Namaha

Aum Bhur Bhuvah Svah Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat (The Gayatri Mantra)

Om Tat Sat

OM Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya

Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namo Narayana

Om shanti shanti shanti

Om Mani Padme Hum

... and many others.


OM Asato Ma Sad Gamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya
Mrutyor Ma Amrutam Gamaya
OM Shanti Shanti Shanti


OM - lead me from untruth to truth
from darkness to light 
from death to immortality
OM Peace Peace Peace

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