self is known in four states,the waking,the dreaming,the deep-sleep
the fourth state
called the Turiya (Absolute). All these states are represented in
the three sounds A U M and
the silence that follows and sorrounds the syllable.
represents the waking state,
represents the dream state,
M represents deep-sleep state.
waking state is the first of the three states of consciousness The
dream state occurs between the waking and the deep- sleep state
and comes second among the three.‘M’ is the closing sound of the
syllable and thus the comparison between the deep-sleep state or
the final stage of the mind.Between the two Oms a silence is inevitable
and that is the fourth state ’Turiya’ of perfect bliss when the
individual recognises its identity with the supreme.
relates a story of Indra where he overcame the demons with the help
Man can conquer his beastly nature withthe repetition of Om.
us to try to realise Brahman through
repeating and remembering Om.
Parabrahman itself is Om
the spiritual aspirant to meditate on
the unity of
the Atman (self) with Brahman (God) using Om.
avers that He is Om .
Yoga Sutras declare
that Pranava is the symbol of God and that one can
attain samadhi by its repitition and meditation on Him.All religious
rites are started
with the repitition of Om. At death if one succeeds in chanting
simultaneously thinking of God he will attain the highest truth.