An OM made into a silver pendant
(downloaded April 2001)
FROM THE MANDUKYA UPANISHAD:
"OM--this whole world is that syllable! Here is a further explanation of it. The past, the present, and the future--all that is simply OM; and whatever else that is beyond the three times, that also is simply OM--for this brahman is the Whole. Brahman is this self (atman); that (brahman) is this self (atman) consisting of four quarters."
--Upanisads, trans. Patrick Olivelle (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), p. 289. [This passage is from the Mandukya Upanishad, which is entirely devoted to OM.]
An "OM" with a background of "OM" written in many Indic scripts
(downloaded Nov. 1999)
OM blockprinted on a modern bedspread, surrounded by an early Sanskrit prayer, the Gayatri Mantra
Source: ebay, July 2001
OM surrounded by the outer part of the famous meditative pattern, the "Shri Yantra"
(downloaded Jan. 2002)
An OM in Nepali script style
(downloaded Sept. 2004)
*A cosmic OM that seems to be located in outer space*
(downloaded Mar. 2006)
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