The sound of silence
The Word was in the beginning …
What does the Peshitta mean in this psalm from the Gospel According to Saint John? What was the word? Well, it was mistranslated from the Greek:
Which originally read:
The logos was in the beginning, and the logos was with God and the logos was God.
What are they referring to? Logos meant the law of all generation in the universe. Today we refer to it simply as OHM:
OHM is the sound of our Sun. It is the mantra, the creation vibration. It is just as alive today as it was in the time of the ancient Greeks. It is the call which rings out when the world is active. It is the ancient sound by which we live. OHM is the pranavah, or the primeval first mantra. The universe therefore consists of glorious trembling tones, of a wonderful vibration.
Mantras are tools of power. They are formidable and ancient. The word “mantra” is derived from two Sanskrit words: the first is “manas” or “mind” and the second is “trai” meaning “to free from.” Therefore the word mantra in its most literal sense means to free from the mind. Mantras are consequently used to free us from the vagaries of the intellect and expand our awareness.
This journey to freedom is a wondrous one! Our consciousness deepens, expands and eventually dips into the essence of cosmic existence. On its journey our awareness comes to understand much about the vibration of things. Knowledge, as we know, is power. In the case of mantras this power is T-A-N-G-I-B-L-E.
The primeval mantra OHM, if examined closely consists of three letters: A, U and M. The note created is AUM and has a similar vibratory tone to the Semitic AMEN meaning so be it. Pythagoras related this sound to the music of the spheres; the infrasonic melody of the universe. Nada Brahma: the world is sound!