OM – The Meaning Behind the Vibration

Originally posted on Consciousness Daily

… Anyone who has ever been to a yoga class is probably familiar with the ancient Hindu symbol OM or AUM, but did you know that each line represents a different state of being?

Chanting OM uses every part of your mouth, from your throat to your lips. This one flowing all-encompassing syllable is representative of the journey from our normal waking state to an infinite state of oneness. In between is the unconscious state, dream state, and illusion.

According to the ancient text Mandukya Upanishad, “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.”

To learn more about the significance and history of this infinite symbol, check out http://hinduism.about.com