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A note on "OM"

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A note on "OM"

Om is the name of God/the universe/all of creation according to the ancient Indian Hindu texts known as the Upanishads.  As the story goes, Brahman (absolute reality/God) was one and non-dual.  Brahman thought, "I am only one - may I become many."  This caused a vibration which eventually became sound.  This sound was OM.  Thus, OM is the closest vibration/sound that we can get to God. In Sanskrit, OM translates to avati or Rakuati which means, "The one who protects or sustains."  In essence: God. So, OM is both a name for God and a sound that can be chanted...

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