OM Honors All Mysteries

Happy Sunday Omyoga blog readers and followers. I appreciate your visit! Today, I would like to share a question I once had and how my meditation/contemplation practice led me to a definitive answer. As I have studied and practiced over the course of my life, I have always had the question: “what practice honors all mysteries celebrated by faiths from around the world?” Until I came to the teachings of Adi Sankara and the Mandukya Upanishad, I was still in the realm of duality and the realm of duality is what leads to pain, sorrow, suffering, and more. Adi Sankara taught that “this universe is OM”. Similarly, the Mandukya Upanishad teaches that “all this is OM”. So, whatever constitutes the past, present and future is OM. With that said, all mysteries celebrated by all faiths and paths are celebrated via the Sacred Syllable OM chant and mantra meditation. When you chant OM with earnestness, humility, gratitude, and wonderment, you are telling God (Divine Spirit), “I honor you in Truth and Spirit and honor all mysteries, the ones I know and the ones I do not know.” I find this teaching very encouraging. The nature of human existence is to know but of course that cannot be done. Even the greatest minds are limited. So, how does the limited associate and connect with the unlimited (infinite)? The answer is by chanting OM and honoring God, who is Divine Spirit, through the Sacred Syllable OM. It is my belief and academic-finding that both Krishna and Christ were/are OM. Krishna said “OM TAT SAT” in the Gita, which means “OM, That is The Truth”. Christ said “Before Abraham was, I AM” in the Bible. And, many yogis have confirmed that I AM is a language construct that finds its origins in the original Sacred Syllable OM. Namaste, Keith

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