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[O] is for OM
OM is a sacred syllable which is used universally by people when praying and meditating and is considered very powerful and auspicious. It is the sound, the vibration of the whole universe.
OM represents the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, i.e., the Creator, the preserver and the destroyer.
OM also represents the 3 states of the Individual – Awake, Dreaming and Asleep.
OM is the Naisargika mantra, and is also called the Tara Beeja. This is the most potent mantra. It is fill of power (shakti). When mixed with other mantras, additional power accrues to that mantra.
It is used as a prefix to all of the mystical words. If we are engaged in a spiritual discipline, then to bring the spiritual essence of the various realms of light into the physical world, with consciousness and will, we need to use OM as a prefix to the sounds of those individual realms of light.
It is believed that the first primordial sound produced at the time of creation was the syllable ‘OM’, and this became the first mantra. This consists of 3 letters when sounding it out – A U M.
The suggested posture for OM Mantra chanting is to sit in Padma Asana position with the spine straight, palms facing upwards, resting on your knees.
The Best method is to chant loudly with the rhythm of slow breathing.
Ideally sit in the same secluded spot, preferably early morning (dawn) and use a prayer mat/ yoga mat.
You can read more about Meditation here.
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