• The Importance of Om

September 12, 2022

Om is the wave of the universe and sound is very important to Hindu culture and tradition. Om is a powerful sound that lies within all of us. The melodic sound of Om has the potential to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Apart from its prominence in the Hindu religion, Om is also significant in Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. According to the legendary Hindu mythological tradition, Om has the potential to connect everything in the universe to nature.

Nothing is still around us, everything is always pulsating and vibrating. Chanting Om vibrates at a frequency of 432 Hz, which is the same vibrational frequency found throughout everything in nature. Om is thus a tool for manifesting positive energy and helps in releasing stress and anxiety. Om aligns the mind with the breath, which leads to samadhi, an elevated state of consciousness.

When we break the four syllables of om, we can get a deeper understanding of the word and its prominence. The first sound ‘awe’ represents the start of the universe; the second sound ‘ooo’ represents the present energy of the universe and the ‘mmm’ signals transformation for the future. Alternatively, it has been described as creation, preservation, and liberation; birth, life, and death; or waking, dreaming, and dreamless sleep. It's a fusion of the past, present, and future. The fourth syllable is the silence that emerges as the ‘m’ fades away.

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