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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Aum ॐ is the word, is the way we are feeling

I solve my problems and I see the light
We got a lovin' thing, we gotta feed it right
There ain't no danger we can go to far
We start believing now that we can be what we are
Aum is the word
They think our love is just a growing pain
Why don't they understand, It's just a crying shame
Their lips are lying only real is real
We stop the fight right now, we got to be what feel
Aum is the word
It's got groove it's got meaning
Aum is the time, is the place, is the motion
Aum is the way we are feeling
We take the pressure and we throw away
Conventionalitly belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believing now but we can be who we are
Aum is the word
It's got groove it's got meaning
Aum is the time, is the place is the motion
Aum is the way we are feeling
This is the life of illusion
Wrapped up in trouble, laced with confusion
What are we doing here?
We take the pressure and we throw away
Conventionality belongs to yesterday
There is a chance that we can make it so far
We start believing now that we can be who we are
Aum is the word
It's got groove it's got meaning
Aum is the time, is the place is the motion
Aum is the way we are feeling
~ Grease lyrics changed to Aum :)

I was just thinking of the Grease song while doing meditation and I thought how interestingly the Grease lyrics fit to the word Aum, Aum is the word, is the word, is the way we are feeling. It's got groove, it's got meaning. Aum is the time, is the place, is the motion.

Breathe in, and say AUM slowly as you breathe out.

ओम एकाक्षर पञ्चपरमेष्ठिनामादिपम् तत्कथमिति चेत "अरिहंता असरीरा आयरिया तह उवज्झाया मुणियां"

Aum ekākṣara pañca-parameṣṭhi-nāmā-dipam tatkabhamiti ceta "arihatā asarīrā āyariyā taha uvajjhāyā muṇiyā"

"Aum" is one syllable made from the initials of the five parameshthis. It has been said: "Arihanta, Ashiri, Acharya, Upadhyaya, Muni" .

Aum is creation, Aum is the Father, Aum is Brahma, Aum is birth, Aum is.

"The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence is Aum. This syllable Aum is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma," Upanishad I.

Aum is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute of Hinduism — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Aum represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God.

Although Aum symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily by many people.

Many begin their day or any work or a journey by uttering Aum. Some say Amen and Amin also derived from Aum.

I say Aum very frequently in a day, sometimes while driving, sometimes while in the shower and always when going into meditation. I also have a Aum pendant given to me by my mother.

According to the Mandukya Upanishad, "Aum 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".

Aum is not a word but rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barriers of age, race, culture and even species.

It is made up of three Sanskrit letters, aa, au and ma which, when combined together, make the sound Aum or Om.

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 centre of one's being, the atman or soul.

There is harmony, peace and bliss in this simple but deeply philosophical sound. By vibrating the sacred syllable Aum, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Ultimate Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the highest state of "stateless" eternity, states the Bhagavad Gita.

During meditation, when we chant Aum, 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—Aum—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 Aum.
Okay, a blog that is a little serious, but this the miracle of Aum.
One simple word will change your world, your vibrations, and this vibration will change your surrounding, and this surrounding vibration will change the world, and the worlds vibration will change the universe, and universe is ultimately connected to God, and He will listen.
It is a time of turmoil where unrest looms in the middle east, where floods and earthquakes happen where they should not, where the weather patterns have changed dramatically and where inflation is so high.
It is a time where in the USA only 11% of the population owns 80% of the wealth and these percentages are no different elsewhere. In India, about 5% of the population earns 90% of the wealth.

Breathe in and say AUM slowly as you exhale. Meditate with Aum, if it helps, use the video below to help. Let's spread the vibrations of AUM, let's change the world.

Take care and be well.


Two Cups of Mocha said...


Fashionably Late said...

Now I have that song stuck in my head... :) Interesting post about Aum. Thanks!

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