AUM or OM is of paramount importance in Hinduism. This symbol is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute of Hinduism — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called pranava, to mean that it pervades life and runs through our prana or breath.
This application reveals important part of this divine symbol “AUM” that is:
- History and Importance
- Meaning of AUM
- AUM in Daily Life
- The Music of AUM
- The Vision of AUM
- The Scientific Value of AUM
My aim behind developing this iPhone application is to spread the awareness about this spiritual symbol of bliss. “AUM” The word represents God, when you say it in the proper way; you will feel that your entire body with all its cells has changed directions towards God.
According to Katha Upanishad:
"The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence … is Om. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma."