Death said: 'The word the Wedas extol, austerities proclaim, sanctities approach—that word is Om. 1 'That word is eternal Spirit, eternal distance ; who knows it attains to his desire. 'That word is the ultimate foundation. Who finds it is adored among the saints. 'The Self knows all, is not born, does not die, is not the effect of any cause; is eternal, self-existent, imSpelt AUM, pronounced as 'oam' in 'foam'.