OM

Posted: 14.12.2012

Alias

Aum, Auṃ, Oṃ

Sacred syllable.

Jains use it, for instance, in the Namaskāra-mantra.

The letters in the word are significant:

  • 'A' refers to arhats, siddhas and ācāryas
  • 'U' refers to preceptors or teachers
  • 'M' refers to mendicant.

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