OM, the Sacred Mantra of Hinduism is powerful and is capable of altering Genes, and when chanted properly and thrown in a Tonoscope shows the Image of Sri Yantra, a special Geometric Pattern used by Hindus in worship
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OM contains three letters/sounds,
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While A raises from the mouth,U from the throat, M raises from the stomach, the only three places from where the sounds can originate.
OM is used as a prefix of All Mantras.
It brings in Prosperity and helps concentrate the Mind and is used as a tool in Yoga.
Earliest reference to OM is found in the Rig Veda.
Now Rig Veda is dated around 1900 BC, though I am o the opinion that it should be around 5000 BC at the latest.
Lest the Heading of the Post may mislead, I am furnishing a comment and my reply.
(Date of Rig Veda has always been controversial as it is the oldest surviving literary work. Generally it is put at 1900 BC. Let us see how it came to that date and how experts differ on that date.)- Controversies in History
Max Muller assigned the period 1500 BCE to 500 BCE for Rigveda Samhita. One of the reasons given is that beginnings of human kind cannot be earlier to 4000 B.C.E. Muller took particular care to ensure that the hypothetical Aryan invasion took place after the Biblical flood and he arbitrarily assigned a date of 1200 B.C to the Rig Veda, which is considered as the oldest among the four Vedas. Since the evidence was flimsy, he recanted his earlier assignment near the end of his life.
But the Religious practices of the Sumerians refer to OM.
I have written on the early connections between the Sumerians and The Tamils of India and the probability of the ancestors of Sumerians and MU people being Tamils.
And Lord Rama , His Brother Bharata and King Dasaratha feature in Sumerian Kingslist!
“Those who recite the sound Om, (activates deathless Light in the body) and becomes radiant (amar su-ti-a)”
~ Temple Hymn 31 (Source)
The mantra Om or “AUM” is typically associated with the Hindu tradition and is considered the primordial sound, one of the most ancient and sacred mantras. (You can read more about its sacred meaninghere.)
With this in mind, we were surprised and excited to come across a possible reference to this mantra in a Sumerian text from c. 2300 BCE – potentially over a thousand years older than the earliest references to it in Vedic literature. If true, the implications of this discovery are enormous.
Dr. K. Loganathan, a researcher in SumeroTamil studies believes that there is a strong link between the ancient Tamil language and ancient Sumerian and that Sumerian is, in fact, Archaic Tamil. Based on this hypothesis, he has developed a method for translating Sumerian tablets by matching a phonological reading of the cuneiform script with the ancient Tamil language, which he believes leads to a more accurate translation than the currently used widespread approach.
For example, Dr. Loganathan cites the following line from Temple Hymn 31 with the conventionally-accepted translation:
[umbin]-se-ba amar su-ti-a ( Who snatches the calf with (his) [cla]ws )
However, by matching these words with ancient Tamil, a very different (and intriguing) meaning emerges:
Ta. Ombi-in isaiba amar sootiya ( Who recites this mantra sound Om (Ombi-in-isai), lights up (sutiya) deathlessness (amar) )
Those who recite the sound Om, (activates deathless Light in the body) and becomes radiant (amar su-ti-a)
Dr Loganathan also indicates additional lines that refer to people specifically uttering the sound (i.e., chanting a mantra).
Again in the lines below, the first example is the conventional translation while the second is interpreted from Ancient Tamil.
Traditional translation: [tu-tu-ba-lu] su-ti-a ( Who catches [a man in his net]
SumeroTamil translation: Ta. tuuttuba uLu -sootiya ( Illuminates those people who utter it *tuuttu-bi-a)
Traditional translation: [kala-ga gu-ab-ba] su-ti-a ( [The strong one] who snatches [the bull]
SumeroTamil translation: Ta. kalai-ka kuuvappa sootiya ( The art of uttering that gains inner light)
If Dr. Loganathan’s research is correct, there are many profound implications for those interested in ancient Sumeria, ancient India, and spirituality in general.
The earliest Hindu reference to the mantra OM is in the Rigveda, c. 1500-1200 BCE. The Sumerian text containing the lines above (Temple Hymn 31) date from 2300 BCE, meaning this reference to OM could predate the Hindu reference by almost 1,000 years! If true, this mantra has much older roots and origins than the Vedas and seems to have been recognized as spiritually significant in cultures beyond the Hindu and Buddhist (as is commonly perceived today).
OM reference in the Rig Veda.When reading through the translated Sumerian cuneiform tablets, other similarities between the Hindu and Sumerian cultures are at times quite evident, such as for instance a description of the goddess Inana that sounds remarkably similar to the Hindu Kali, a divine female goddess representing the sacred role of the Destroyer.
The Gayatri mantra from the Rig Veda, for example, begins with Om. The mantra is extracted from the 10th verse of Hymn 62 in Book III of the Rig Veda.These recitations continue to be in use, and major incantations and ceremonial functions begin and end with Om.
Source and citations.
ॐ भूर्भुवस्व: |
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि |
धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ||
Om. Earth, atmosphere, heaven.
Let us think on that desirable splendour
of Savitr, the Inspirer. May he stimulate
us to insightful thoughts.— Rig Veda III.62.10, Translated by Julius Lipner