The seed sound of the universe. It is said that from this sound the universe came into existence. The most powerful of all mantras is AUM. Each portion of AUM represents a different aspect of the Supreme. The ‘A’ represents and embodies the consciousness of God the Creator, the ‘U’ embodies the consciousness of God the Preserver and the ‘M’ embodies the consciousness of God the Transformer. Taken together , AUM is the spontaneous cosmic rhythm with which God embraces the universe.
When chanting aloud, the ‘M’ sound should be three times as long as the ‘AU’ sound.
AUM is not the only mantra however. Many people use other words such as Shanti – which means peace or just the word Peace can be used. Any word or short phrase, which invokes the feeling of peace and tranquility, may be used.
Chanting aloud is best as you will feel the reverberation throughout your being.
Find a quiet, private place in your home.