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An Overview of Primordial, Apaurusheya, Perennial, Universal ‘OM’ Mantra and Its Scientific Analysis

Jai Paul Dudeja
Professor and Director, Amity University Gurgaon-122413, India Email: drjpdudeja@gmail.com, Mobile 91-9312247845
Online First: September 03, 2017
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Abstract

Based on the assertions recorded in various scriptures, texts, articles and research papers over the past
thousands of years, the syllable ‘OM’ was perceived to have existed even before the creation of the universe,
even before the so-called “Big Bang” occurred. OM is, therefore, primordial. It is the most original, the first
ever sound/syllable ever ‘heard’ by the ancient saints during their deep meditation state; it is the ‘Brahma
Nad’ (the sound of the Originator/Creator). It is ‘Anahata’ (meaning without ‘Aahat’, the sound) in its purest
form. It is ‘Apaurusheya’, meaning that it is not discovered by any human (Purush). It is perennial, meaning
that, it timeless, everlasting, which is valid in the past, present and future. ‘OM’ is revered in many religions
in the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism, to name a few. It is therefore
‘Universal’. Hundreds of millions of persons in the world use this syllable ‘OM’ as the most sacred and the
most effective Mantra (Beej Mantra) used for chanting during their meditation practice, leading them to
mental peace, calmness, happiness, bliss, enlightenment and salvation. In this article, the virtues of ‘OM’ are
explained in details, followed by its scientific analysis. Finally, various experiments and research
investigations have been quoted in this document to show that the OM chanting and OM-mantra-based
meditation has several benefits for the mind, body and soul. The aim of this article is a humble but sincere
attempt to stir the hearts and minds of a large number of readers across the globe and to stimulate them in
their journey to enlightenment through the most sacred mantra ‘OM’.

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