Om

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Philosophy

 

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Toby N

 

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April 5, 2014

 

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University

 

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As a seed syllable (bija), it is also considered holy in Esoteric Buddhism. The Aum symbol is a ligature of Devanagari ?+? (o?, encoded in Unicode at U+0950 ?, the Tibetan script variant ? at U+0F00). The Significance of the Symbol Om The symbol Om (also called Pranava), is the most sacred symbol in Hinduism...
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Volumes have been written in Sanskrit illustrating the significance of this mystic symbol. Although this symbol is mentioned in all the Upanishads and in all Hindu scriptures, it is especially elaborated upon in the Taittiriya, Chandogya and Mundaka Upanishads. From the Katha Upanishad (- I, ii, 15-17): The goal, which all Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which humans desire when they live a life of continence, I will tell you briefly it is Om...
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