Friday, April 19, 2024



Aum' is a word sacred not only to the Hindus but also to the Buddhists, the Jain&, and the Sikhs. It is generally believed that it also has close etymological and spiritual links with the 'Amen' and 'Ameen' of Christianity and Islam. It is thus a powerful symbol of spiritual and gnostic life the world over. It is often looked ON AS a symbol of the original divine vibration from which the universe sprang into being-"in the beginning there was the Word,'' as the Old Testament puts it or, perhaps, as a faint echo of the original 'Big Bang'. A whole science of Tantra has developed in India around various mantras or combination of sounds, all of which revolve in some way around 'Aum'. lf chanted in a cenain manner for a prolonged period, it creates a sort of vibratory field


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