Little side tattoo of the Om. Om (written universally as ॐ) is a mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin (geographically India and Nepal), sacred and important in various Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The syllable is also referred to as omkara or aumkara, literally “om syllable”, and in Sanskrit it is sometimes referred to as praṇava, literally “that which is sounded out loudly”.

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the Om? Is everything actually a manifestation of vibration from some source of consciousness?

This symbol is known as the “Omkara” or the “Aumkara” or simply “Om”. Although written in English with two letters it is a three syllable phrase. A  (Vaishvanara),U (Hiranyagarbha), and M (Ishvara), which are symbolic of creation, preservation and destruction and associated gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.  Known as the “three syllable Veda” it is a mantra and an invocation and name of god.  In fact, interestingly enough it is translated in some traditions as “I am” the exact translation of the Hebrew word “Yahweh” also the “name” of God and which also means “I am”.

When pronouncing this sacred syllable remember that it is a actually THREE syllables.  The “A” starts deep in the abdomen, the tongue rolls on the “U” and the lips close on the “M”. It refers to the awakened, the dreamer and the sleeper.  It refers to past, present and future. It is all.  This ancient phrase is over 3000 years old. It became the sacred word hum of the Tibetans, amin of Islam, and amen of the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and Christians. There is no reason why any follower of any religion cannot chant “Om” it is quite simply the name of God.  It is used at the beginning of mantras and holy texts and, as in Islam, Judaism and Christianity at the close of prayers.

The sound of Om