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Updated: Jan 30, 2021

I was thinking today while walking and sitting on my bench about being "meditative" in that space. I laughed to myself about getting my OM on. When I got home I thought I'd look up OM on The Google to see exactly what that was all about and what it means. So, more or less, OM is an ancient Sanskrit letter from ancient Sanskrit Vedas (literature, teachings) ...a vibration of human speech, a worship of Divine, used in concentration for single minded focus... for union with the Divine origins. Apparently, Patanjali, the sage who wrote the Yoga Sutras said "Chant OM and you will attain your goal. If nothing else works, just chant OM." Which is funny to me because I believe the song that says "If you don't know what to say, Just say Jesus". To say "OM" and to say "Jesus" both bring union with the Divine origins.

Author David Frawley wrote in his book Mantra Yoga and the Primal Sound that "Om is not an ordinary word with a dictionary definition, but a vibrational content meaning the Word of God." The Bible says that "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1). For some clarity, John goes on to say "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth" (John 1:14). Jesus IS the Logos...The Word of God, who was at the beginning. Divine Origin. So, when drawing lines from one thing to another, the Hindu belief that a sound vibration, OM which means the Word of God is the very beginning of the universe ... and the Christian belief that Jesus, the Word of God was at the beginning of everything is an incredibly interesting parallel!

Of course my understanding and communication of OM is very 101 ...and I probably won't be looking much further into it. However, I found the overlap of these foundational religious ideas interesting as I comtemplated the OM One, The OM-ni God; OMnipotent, OMnipresent, OMniscient, OMni-glorious, OMni-loving... the One and OMly.

In the beginning was the OM...

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Well done Sherry. Who knew the origin of OM. Very interesting. 😊

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