Om or Aum, is the most important syllable and sacred symbol in Hinduism.

Although (Om) symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily. The Hindus begin their day or any work or a journey by uttering (Om). The sacred symbol is often found at letter heads, at the beginning of papers, and as wearable pendant. It is enshrined in every Hindu temple premise, on family shrines, and nowadays as body art and tattoos. (Om) is the one eternal syllable of which all that exists is but the development. The past, the present, and the future are all included in this one sound, and all that exists beyond the three forms of time is also implied in it.

(Om) is not a word but rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barriers of age, race, culture and even species. It is believed to be the basic sound of the world and to contain all other sounds. It is a mantra or prayer in itself. If repeated with the correct intonation, it can resonate throughout the body so that the sound penetrates to the center of one's being, the atman or soul. There is harmony, peace, and bliss in this simple but deeply philosophical sound. (Om) provides a dualistic viewpoint. On one hand, it projects the mind beyond the immediate to what is abstract and inexpressible. On the other hand, it makes the absolute more tangible and comprehensive. It encompasses all potentialities and possibilities; it is everything that was, is, or can yet be. It is omnipotent and likewise remains undefined.

During meditation, when we chant (Om), we create within ourselves a vibration that attunes sympathy with the cosmic vibration and we start thinking universally. The momentary silence between each chant becomes palpable. Mind moves between the opposites of sound and silence until, at last, it ceases the sound. In the silence, the single thought—(Om)—is quenched; there is no thought. This is the state of trance, where the mind and the intellect are transcended as the individual self-merges with the Infinite Self in the pious moment of realization. It is a moment when the petty worldly affairs are lost in the desire for the universal. Such is the immeasurable power of (Om).            


                                                                     ~ Subhamoy Das


() 是印度最重要的音節與神聖符號,象徵著最深 刻的印度信仰,也是日常生活的一部分。印度教徒以發()音開始一日、展開工作及旅程,這個符號經常 放在信件與文書抬頭,是貼身的項鍊墬子,被供在每間印度廟宇及家族祭壇上,也常見於紋身藝術。()是永恆的聲符,是一切存在的發展根源,所有 過去、現在、未來都包含在這個聲音裡,而所有超越這三種時間形式的存在也蘊意其中。

()不是字,而是音,就像音樂一樣能夠超越年 齡、種族、文化甚至物種的隔閡,()是世界的基本原音,包含了所有其他聲音,()本身既是咒語也是祈語,以正確的音調複誦 嗡,能引發全身共鳴,讓聲音貫穿靈魂及意識的中心。這個簡單深刻又富有哲思的音代表和諧、平靜與喜悅。()提供了二元觀點,一方面將當下的心智投射到 抽象絕對的無以名狀中,同時也使所謂的絕對更具體以供心領神會。()包含所有的潛力及可能

打坐持咒複誦()於內在創造與宇宙感同身受的震動頻率與意識 思維,每次發音間的片刻沉寂透徹明晰,我們的心智在聲音與沉寂的兩端來去,直到最後聲音消失。在沉寂中,唯一的念頭 - () - 也止息;於是心無罣礙,進入出神境界,心智 隨著小我與大我的合一而昇華,在這虔敬洞悉的瞬間,對宇宙通性的渴望戰勝世俗鎖事,這就是()無法被衡量的力量。

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