The Meaning of OM

Question: “Do you know anything about the OM symbol and what it means? I heard things like its the sound of the universe and that it represents the unison of the body and mind but I’m still confused. Could you clarify maybe?”

You’ve pretty much got it covered there. There are three root sounds of the universe: OM AH HUM. Om is the first and most important. It is the mother of all sounds, the most important sound, it is the ocean of brath. Sometimes in Esoteric Buddhism, they just chant one sound, om om om.

Om also symbolizes our impure body, speech, and mind and that it can lead us to the Truth and have the pure, exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. Symbolically, it also means to “listen,” because what follows is important and should be heard/read.

That is all I know. Hope that helps.


Smile and be well!


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