Aum The Primordial Vibration

aThe universal sound of AUM is the primordial sound of the Universe. It’s the sound that reverberates in the entire cosmos and in every cell of our body. It is believed to be the sound present at the beginning of the universe from which all creation spawned

The symbol has spiritual meaning across all Indian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. The three phonetic components of AUM correspond to the three stages of cosmic creation, and when it is read or said, it celebrates the creative powers of the universe. When taken letter by letter, A-U-M represents the divine energy (Shakti) united in its three elementary aspects: Brahma Shakti (creation), Vishnu Shakti (preservation) and Shiva Shakti (liberation, and/or destruction). The letter ‘A’ represents the waking state, ‘U’ the dream state and ‘M’ the unconscious state.

The large curve at the bottom of the symbol represents the state of awakening; the middle curve is the dream state; and the upper curve denotes the state of deep sleep. The crescent shape at the top represents Maya (illusion), which prevents us from reaching our goal – the highest state of bliss.  The dot signifies the fourth state of self-consciousness, Turiya. Turiya is the state of liberation, peace and bliss, when one truly connects with the Divine.

Here, the AUM symbol is represented by the artist using a technique called fragmentation.

Artist: Patrizio Landolfi, Original Media: Oil on Acrylic (mixed media)

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