The ancient, mystic sound represents pure liberation and loosely translates as “welcome to the god,” but not in a religious sense.
OM/AUM is more of a mantra or intonation than a word. It’s the universal, cosmic vibration of divine energy (how cool!). It is beyond words.
A=the waking consciousness, root, science, reason, the primary sound with the tongue not touching any part of the mouth. U=dreaming/sleeping state, imagination, fluidity, transition from A to M, connecting sound. M=univeral consciousness, back of throat, mouth closed, cosmic night, the final vibration moving inside of head.
“The experience of the infinite within us.” It’s a wonderful & useful tool to create something amazing beyond the constant chatter of our silly egos.
“It symbolizes that super-conscious state of mind, in which all individual aspirations find their synthesis & realization.” -Lama Anagarika Govinda
For fun, practice group aums and enjoy the beautiful vibration you make. Notice the sweet buzzing feeling that resonates through your entire being when you chant AUM! Soon you’ll understand why the OM symbol is even more popular than the moustache!
“You are a cosmic flower. Om chanting is the process of opening the psychic petals of that flower.” -Amit Ray
Say it anytime, all the time, and ride the vibrating wave of bliss!