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OHM symbool in Devenagari, Tamil en Tibetaans schrijfwijze

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AUM symbol in Devenagari, Tamil and Tibetan script



Ohm (mantra) Aum (of Ohm, Devanagari , Chinees: 唵) is een mystieke of heilige lettergreep in de Dharmische religies. Het wordt aan het begin van de meeste hindoeteksten als heilige uitroep geplaatst die aan het begin en einde van een lezing uit de Vedas of eerder aan om het even welke gebed of mantra moet worden geuit. De Mandukya Upanishad is volledig gewijd aan de verklaring van de lettergreep. Verder wordt de lettergreep aangetroffen in onder meer geschriften als de Bhagavad gita en de Yoga soetra's.

De Ohm-mantra is de basis van vele andere mantra's:

•Ohm mani padme hum : (ik) eer de parel in de lotus (wijsheid)

•Ohm shanti : (ik) wens (u) heilige vrede.


Aum (also Om, written in Devanagari as ॐ, in Chinese as 唵, in Tibetan as ༀ, in Sanskrit known as praṇava प्रणव lit. "to sound out loudly" or oṃkāra ओंकार lit. "oṃ syllable") is a mystical or sacred syllable in the Indian religions, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred exclamation to be uttered at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or previously to any prayer or mantra. The Mandukya Upanishad is entirely devoted to the explanation of the syllable. The syllable is taken to consist of three phonemes, a, u and m, variously symbolizing the Three Vedas or the Hindu Trimurti.

The name omkara is taken as a name of God in the Hindu revivalist Arya Samaj. Similarly, the concept of om, called onkar in Punjabi, is found in Sikh theology as a symbol of God. It invariably emphasizes God's singularity, expressed as Ek Onkar ("One Omkara" or "The Aum is One"), stating that the multiplicity of existence symbolized in the aum syllable is really founded in a singular God.

(bron: Wikipedia)

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Taken on May 15, 2009