OM is Shabda Yoga

There are different yoga paths available for seekers of higher consciousness and awareness. For me, as one who loves language, communication, and music, the best yoga path is called “Shabda Yoga” meaning “Sound Yoga”. In this yoga path, one unites with God/Brahman through sound-invocation. The highest and purest sound revealed to mankind through the seers (rishis) of the ages is “OM”. Great yogis like Swami Sivananda will tell you that all auspicious and holy prayers from around the world are derived from the Sacred Syllable OM. This Holy Sound can be meditated on by seekers and sometimes a special prayer is revealed to that person. For Lord Buddha, the holy prayer “Om Mani Padme Hum” was revealed and shared with humanity. For Lord Jesus, the holy prayer “Our Father” was revealed and shared with humanity. Both emanate from OM. What unites different noble spiritual paths is the common use of sound to “request” the Divine “Audience” of God, Brahman. Namaste.

Note: Post artwork provided by my good friend David Lazarus.

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