OM Silver Pendant
Sterling silver OM pendant
Size: 3.5 cm x 2 cm
Having its origins from the sacred texts of the religion, the Om symbol is mostly associated with Hinduism. In the West, the Om symbol is most commonly associated with yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices,
When it comes to meditation and spiritual enlightenment, the Om symbol is often used as a sacred representation of the 4 different states of consciousness. These states of consciousness are the ones that all humans experience or go through at one point or another.
The long curve on the bottom of the Om symbol is Vaishvanara and it represents the first state of consciousness. This is the waking state of consciousness which is focused on the outside material world.
The second curve, the one that comes from the center is Taijasa, the second state of consciousness. This is the state of consciousness which is the dreaming state, the one that is focused inward on the mind.
The upper curve of the Om symbol is Prajna, the third state of consciousness. This is the state of dreamlessness which is revealed by deep meditation.
There is a state in between the third and fourth state, the veil of material illusion, a state which needs to be passed before the fourth stage can be achieved. This mid-stage is represented by the crescent seen in the Om symbol.
The fourth state of consciousness is known as Turiya, which is the state of the transcendental self, which is the ultimate and final goal of Hindu meditation. This is represented by the small dot in the upper right hand of the Om symbol.