Alternatively written as OM, Aum is the most sacred syllable in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. It has also been various described as the eternal syllable, mystic word, representative aspect of the Hindu Trinity, representing the three vedas. Jains consider it to be the one syllable to represent the five Parameshtis, the venerated authorities.
The past, the present and the future are said to be represented by this sacred syllable. Most hindu mantras begin with this sacred syllable.
According to the Mandukya Upanishad, “Om 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 divided into three intonations – A, U, M. It represents the entire range of sounds a human vocal chord can produce starting from A where the lips are parted completely, moving through U and ending with M where the lips are completely pressed together – thus representing the entire spectrum of the vocal sounds.
The vibrations produced by the intonation of Aum are said to be all powerful and all cleansing. That is the reason why most hindu chants start with this potent syllable and why many Hindus start their daily activity after chanting or writing Aum for a set number of times.
Typing Aum can be as beneficial as writing on paper or chanting it. However there are certain conditions to be followed if the full benefits of this powerful word are to be realized.
Start your session early in the day
Typing Aum will calm your mind easily and by typing very early in the day you can remain calm all through the day. Be focussed all through your session. Also typing Aum before beginning your work or study is also beneficial because it will help you relax and become focussed.
It is better you type this chant instead of using the ‘chant, copy, paste‘ method. Take your time and type each syllable while chanting it mentally in your mind. It will be all the more beneficial if you can upload a picture of the word Aum so you have a visual lock while typing the chant. Meditate upon the word.
Good for beginners
If you are a beginner at 9Dozen and if you follow Hindu, Buddist or Jain philosophy then Aum is a good starting chant. It is short, powerful and easy to type. Further, you can easily achieve your daily goal. It gives you good concentration, peace of mind and spiritual upliftment needed for a beginner.
Aum or Om
The choice is yours. Aum is considered to be the more accurate spelling but Om is more popularly used. Either way you will be meditating the same powerful syllable.
Stick to a daily schedule. Try to type at the same time everyday so your mind can be easily attuned to being focussed and learns control faster.
Delay simply puts your spiritual progress for a later time. Start now. Earlier you get to it, the faster you attain a higher consciousness, mental peace and profound spiritual upliftment.