_is the beginning of all sounds (this is the most common letter that starts alphabets)
_The A (aahhh) sound represents the creation aspect of the universe and all of the gross objects within it.
_It connects us to our sense of self, the ego.
_With this syllable you experience the existence of the world through the activity of the senses.
_When you chant this sound notice that it is produced in the throat and back of the mouth where the tongue is rooted and resonates in the lower abdomen.
The first sound embodies “Sat”, the sound that starts to bring you back to unity, to the truth of your existence =
_”the true essence (nature)” and that “which is unchangeable” of an entity, species or existence. Sat is a common prefix in ancient Indian literature and variously implies that which is good, true, virtuous, being, happening, real, existing, enduring, lasting, essential. In ancient texts, fusion words based on Sat, refer to “Universal Spirit, Universal Principle, Being, Soul of the World, Brahman“.
A-kara means form or shape like earth, trees, or any other object.
The U (oooh) sound signifies the maintaining energy of the universe and the subtle impressions of the mind.
_It connects us to an inner sense of something greater than that which we can see and feel with our senses. Oooh lets in lightness, clarity, balance and goodness.
_When you chant this letter the sound moves forward between the tongue and the palate up to the lips and vibrates in the solar plexus.
The sound denotes “Cit”, an illumination of knowing, pure wisdom =
_awareness or consciousness, “true awareness”, “to be aware of”, “to understand”, “to comprehend”. It is a core principle in all ancient spiritual traditions originating from the Indian subcontinent. In Upanishads it is referred to as the Drishta or the Seer, the Sense that makes sense of all other sense experiences.
U-kāra means formless or shapeless like water, air or fire
The M (mmmm) sound characterizes the transformative energy of the universe and the thoughts and beliefs of your beingness.
_This sound unites you to the awareness of oneness.
_It allows you to slow down in order to feel the connectedness of all that is.
_The sound “mmmm” is produced by closing the lips and it vibrates the crown of the head.
The sound symbolizes “Ānanda”, to be at one with bliss everywhere with all things =
_literally means bliss or happiness. In the Hindu Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad gita, ānanda signifies eternal bliss which accompanies the ending of the rebirth cycle. Those who renounce the fruits of their actions and submit themselves completely to the divine will, arrive at the final termination of the cyclical life process (saṃsāra) to enjoy eternal bliss (ānanda) in perfect union with the godhead.
Ma-kāra means neither shape nor shapeless (but still exists) like the dark energy content of the Universe.
_liberation, and/or destruction
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