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Cosmic vibration of Om

columns Updated: Aug 08, 2013 00:12 IST
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St.John’s gospel says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God… All things were made through Him.” It is the “Amen”, the faithful witness of the beginning of creation. In the Vedas, this has been called Shabda Brahma, which is akin to ‘Big Bang’ of modern science. The first manifestation of the infinite Spirit was through the cosmic sound vibration and the closest utterable human approximation to this sound is Om. At the very root of the universe is the creative energy or holy vibration, identified as Om.

Om as the sound symbol of the Absolute is called anahata, the uncreated word vibration not produced on account of any friction while all other sounds are produced on account of friction. It is self-created, total field of energy akin to what modern scientists contemplate as the quantum event, infinitely interconnected, self-organising and profoundly intelligent to be the central idea, the blueprint, and the element of the universe.

Both the mind and matter are diverse states of energy and the universe comprises a unique configuration of energetic vibration. This special constellation of energy produces a unique rhythm in all objects and creatures, which makes them distinctly different despite essential inherent unity. In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. It was intended to create, maintain and govern the universe.

This light is just a manifestation of energy. Significantly, in Sanskrit sound and sight are both denoted by a single word ‘varna’, which means alphabets as well as colour.

In spiritual practice, the cosmic sound of Om as the focal point of visualisation and meditation tunes us with cosmic vibration lying at the root of all created things including mind and matter. It is intended to channelise psychic energy and elevate consciousness through visualisation and vibration of the mantra.

Chanting or meditation of the same tunes us with the cosmic vibration and elevates our encased consciousness to the level of ultimate existence beyond all dualities of delusion.