An sacred syllable and mantra (chant) with various religious meanings, which is ostensibly the highest of all sounds. Krishna encourages devotees to chant “om tat sat” (“om is the truth”) during their discipline and sacrifices to demonstrate their awareness of Brahman.
Om/Aum Quotes in The Bhagavad Gita
The The Bhagavad Gita quotes below are all either spoken by Om/Aum or refer to Om/Aum. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of The Bhagavad Gita published in 2008.).
Discourse 9 Quotes
I am the father of the world —
its mother, its arranger
and its grandfather;
I am what is to be known;
the sound ‘Om’;
the Rig, the Sama
and the Yajur Veda.
Om/Aum Term Timeline in The Bhagavad Gita
The timeline below shows where the term Om/Aum appears in The Bhagavad Gita. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Krishna explains that he comprises everything, including the waters’ taste and the sound of “Om,” the Earth’s smell and the discipline of yoga practitioners. He is the “ancient seed of... (full context)
...one gives in sacrifice; the father, mother, and grandfather of the world; the purifier, the “Om,” and the Vedas; the way, the seer, home, “birth, death and sustenance,” and the “eternal... (full context)