-AUM & YOGA – A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION BY INDIA TO THE ENTIRE WORLD
Friends, the very word “ - Aum”, which is apparently misunderstood as a religious / spiritual word symbolizing Hinduism, is actually a universal word and a symbol to denote the INVISIBLE FORCE OR ENERGY, which binds this entire Universe together and signifies the ULTIMATE TRUTH – ULTIMATE REALITY – THE ALMIGHTY GOD, THE CONCEPT WHICH IS ACCEPTED BY ALL THE WORLD RELIGIONS.
India is one such country wherein, from time immemorial, the great visionary saints, sages, seers and even the great scientists have always worshipped the KNOWLEDGE DIVINE in quest of the ULTIMATE TRUTH.
As said by Swami Vivekananda, “In making a sound, we use the larynx and the palate as a sounding board. “Aum” is a natural sound, which is the basis of all sounds. The First letter “A’ is the root sound, the key, pronounced without touching any part of the tongue or palate; “M” represents the last sound in the series, being produced by the closed lips, and “U” rolls from the very root to the end of sounding board of the mouth. Thus “AUM ” represents the whole phenomena of sound-producing. As such, AUM - › is a universal sound, the very name given to The Almighty God representing the Invisible Force or Energy, that binds the entire Universe together and is therefore, not restricted to any particular religion, language, caste or creed and hence, it is a Universal Word, A Natural Symbol, The Matrix Of All The Various Sounds, produced by uttering the alphabets of various languages.
It is worth noting that in the present scientific era, after all the scientific innovations and discoveries, an entirely new universal equation like Aum - E = MC2, is emerging to give an appropriate insight about the “Role of Science and Spiritual / Religious Component of Life.”