SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF AUM / OM

SCIENTIFIC MEANING OF THE SYMBOL AUM

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AUM OM

1. AUM/OM

Om (IAST: Auṃ or Oṃ, Sanskrit: ) is a sacred sound and a spiritual icon in Indian religionsIt is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Om is part of the iconography found in ancient and medieval era manuscripts, temples, monasteries and spiritual retreats in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The symbol has a spiritual meaning in all Indian dharmas, but the meaning and connotations of Om vary between the diverse schools within and across the various traditions….Read More (source: Wikipedia)

1.1 ORIGIN OF AUM

Here is a description of the manifestation or the revelation of AUM for the first time as mentioned in ‘Shiva Purana’.

The book of ‘SHIVA PURANA’ (Part I), Vidyeshvara Samhita, Chapter 6, pg 52-53 tell us that, in the beginning, the deities ‘Brahma’ and ‘Vishnu’ fought with each other claiming that each of them is the Lord himself. At that time, the deity ‘Shiva’ arrived and manifested himself between Brahma and Vishnu in the form of ‘Blazing Linga’ (also mentioned as the column of fire). It is also mentioned that this manifestation of Linga between Brahma and Vishnu was accompanied with a mystical sound AUM with the appearance of its symbol. This manifestation of the Blazing Linga with the sound AUM calmed the fighting deities and enlightened them with new knowledge.

This is also mentioned in SHIVA PURANA, (Part IV), Vayaviyasamhita, Chapter 34

Chapter 34:32 says: “…Due to Rajasic quality, they (Brahma & Vishnu) fought and hit each other with fits. In order to dispel their arrogance and to enlighten them, the wonderful Linga of the Lord appeared in between them…” (pg. 2058)

Cf. J.L.Shastri, ‘ed.’, The Siva Purana, Part I, (Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1990),

PURANAS – English translation ( http://hinduism.stackexchange.com/…/complete-english-transl… )

1.2 DERIVATION OF THE SYMBOL AUM

The same book of SHIVA PURANA (Part I), Vidyeshvara Samhita, Chapter 10:18-20, pg. 62-63 mentions that the symbol ‘AUM’ is formed by joining some basic syllables.

“The syllable ‘A’ came first from northern face, the syllable ‘U’ from the western; the syllable ‘M’ from the southern and the Bindu (dot) from the eastern face. The Nada (mystical sound) came from the middle face. Thus the complete set cropped up in five-fold form. Then all of them united in the syllable of ‘AUM’. The two sets of created beings – Nama (name) and Rupa (form) are pervaded by this Mantra. It indicates Shiva and Shakti” 

All these five parts are grouped into three syllables of the symbol ‘AUM’ as shown below:

scientific-aum-five-parts

PURANAS – English translation ( http://hinduism.stackexchange.com/…/complete-english-transl… )

1.3 MEANING OF AUM 

Here is the root meaning of the symbolic ‘AUM’ as given in the books of ‘Shiva Purana’ & ‘Linga Purana’.

The Book of ‘SHIVA PURANA’ (Part I), Vidyeshvara Samhita, Ch 16:86, p.103 says:
” Shiva exemplifies birth in as much as he has the form of both Yoni (vaginal passage) and Linga (penis)”

In the above verse no.86, the sanskrit word ‘Yoni’ is mentioned as ‘Vaginal passage’ and ‘Linga’ is mentioned as ‘Penis’.
In other places, the sanskrit words like ‘Bija’ or ‘Seed’ is translated/mentioned as ‘Semen’ – the seed of men. In “The Institues of Vishnu I.6”, the ‘Scrotum’ is mentioned as the sacrificial Seeds & grains.
And the Sanskrit word ‘Bijin’ means ‘Inseminator’ or ‘Progenitor’ or ‘begetter’.

The book of ‘SHIVA PURANA’ (Part IV), Kailasamhita, Ch 3:21-22, pg 1682 says:
“…’A’ is the great Bija (semen), Rajas, the four-faced creator (Brahma). ‘U’ is the Prakrti, source, sattva, the protector Vishnu. ‘M’ is the Purusa, the Bijin (inseminator), Tamas, the annihlator Shiva…”

The Book of ‘SHIVA PURANA’ (Part I), Rudra-Samhita Section I: Creation, Ch 8:16-21, p.206 says:

” The single syllable ‘A’ is the source of the lord Brahma. The single syllable ‘U’ is the source of Vishnu the ultimate cause.
The single syllable ‘M’ is the source of Rudra. The creator is expressed by the letter ‘A’. The enchanter is expressed by the letter ‘U’.
The being expressed by the letter ‘M’ blesses always. It is all-pervasive and progenitor; the letter ‘A’ is the Seed (semen).
The being expressed by the letter ‘U’ is Vishnu. It is the source, the receptacle, the lord of primordial nature and primordial being, the progenitor, the seed (semen), source and sound. All those constitute lord Shiva.
The progenitor is stationed after dividing itself. From the linga (penis) of the progenitor of the lord, arose the seed (semen) – the syllable ‘A’.
The Bija (semen) being deposited in the Yoni (vagina), the letter ‘U’ began to increase all round. It became a golden egg. It was something known which could not be delineated.”

The book of ‘LINGA PURANA’ (Part I), Section I, Chapter 17:52-66, pg 62-63 says:

“Out of that single syllable ‘AUM’, the syllable ‘A’ is Brahma, ‘U’ is Vishnu and ‘M’ is Rudra (Shiva).
‘A’ is the cause of creation, ‘U’ is the cause of illusion and ‘M’ is the cause of bliss”.

Further it says:
“The syllable ‘M’ is the sower (penis), ‘A’ is the seed (semen) and ‘U’ is the womb (part of vagina)”

Further it says:
“…the sower ‘M’ created the seed (semen) ‘A’ which he discharged into the womb ‘U’ where it increased all around. It turned into a golden egg…”

(In the Sexual act between Shiva Mohini, it is also mentioned that wherever the Seed (semen) of Shiva fell on the ground, there emerged Gold ores. See Famous Acts of Shiva)

PURANAS – English translation ( http://hinduism.stackexchange.com/…/complete-english-transl… )

1.4 SCIENTIFIC VIEW OF THE SEED, SOWER AND THE WOMB

From the explanation given about the three parts of AUM, it is very clear to scientifically pinpoint the exact meaning of the Seed, Sower & Yoni/Womb.

The Seed
In  sanskrit the word ‘Bija’ means ‘Seed’ and it also refers to ‘Semen’ – the seed of men. Semen contains the sperms which are produced in the two testicles located in the Scrotum of men. The Scrotum with the prostate gland form the inner part of the male reproductive system.
(The books of Purana refers this to ‘Brahma’ as we read above)

The Sower
The ‘Sower’ can easily be identified scientifically as the ‘Penis’ which in the process of reproduction is there to sow the ‘Seed’ (semen) into the Vagina/Womb of the female body.
(The books of Purana refers this to ‘Shiva’ as we read above).

The Yoni/Womb
The sanskrit word ‘Yoni’ refers to ‘Vagina’ of women which is attached to the ‘Womb’. These form the female reproductive part.
(The books of Purana refers this to ‘Vishnu’ as we read above)

The ‘Golden Egg‘ formed through the union of Brahma, Shiva & Vishnu can scientifically be understood as the ‘Embryo’ formed through the sowing of the Seed (sperm) by the Sower (penis) in the vagina/womb. (In the Sexual act between Shiva Mohini, it is also mentioned that wherever the Seed (semen) of Shiva fell on the ground, there emerged Gold ores. See Famous Acts of Shiva)

BRAHMA & SCROTUM

BRAHMA (Short description)
Brahma is described as the god who keeps an account of the innumerable deeds of those innumerable creatures and arranging for their incarnation. He is described as wearing a ‘sacred thread’ (Yagyopavita) around his body. A swan is mentioned as the vehicle of Brahma and that swan is mentioned as capable of separating milk from the water. Brahma is also mentioned as having a coconut shell bowl with water.

SCROTUM (Short description)

Scrotum is the organ which produces the countless sperms arranged for fertilization. It contains the two testicles. the left testis is larger and hangs lower than the right testis. The Scrotum has a line or ridge of tissue called ‘Perineal raphe‘ around its body. Connected to Scrotum is the ‘Prostate gland’ which separates/regulates semen and urine flow.

QUESTION:
Is Brahma the god of Scrotum/Semen ?

VISHNU & VAGINA/WOMB

VISHNU (Short description)

Vishnu is described as having a peaceful body. He is mentioned as sleeping on ‘Sheshanaga’ the mighty serpent with many heads (Hydra?). Vishnu is mentioned as staying in the sea of milk and bearing a blooming lotus on his navel. Vishnu has many incarnations of male (e.g. Krishna), female (e.g. Mohini) and animals (e.g. Boar). Vishnu is famous for killing king Bali.

‘Subala Upanishad VI.1’ says:
“…sages see constantly that most exalted state of Vishnu… This is the doctrine of liberation. This is the doctrine of the Veda…”

‘Paingala Upanisad IV.24’ says:
“…These knowers of Brahman, with their passions cast away, their inner senses alert, expound clearly that highest state of Vishnu. This is truth, (this is) the Upanisad…”

VAGINA/WOMB (Short description)

Vagina has pubic hairs around it. These pubic hairs looks like coil of many snakes. When the pubic hairs are cut, new ones emerges. This sounds similar to the many headed ‘Greek Hydra‘ where new heads emerged when the old ones were cut.
The Womb/ovary produces an Egg in a 28 day cycle just like the waxing of the Moon in 28.

QUESTION:
Is Vishnu the god of Vagina/Womb ?

SHIVA & PENIS

SHIVA (Short description)

Shiva is described as wearing elephant and tiger skins (SHIVA PURANA (Part I) Rudrasamhita, Chapter 18:23 pg 355), wearing a garland of skulls around his neck with snakes coiling all around his body. King Cobra is mentioned as his sacred thread (yagyopavita). He is also mentioned as having a Gorochan Tilak on his forehead. He is mentioned as engrossed in meditating upon Vishnu* in the company of women (who fan him) in the cave of the Kailash mountain. Shiva is also mentioned as taking the form of an Ox and destroying the sons of Vishnu.

PENIS (Short description)

Penis has a wrinkled skin similar to the elephant skin. Many small veins can be seen over the penis. It also has a main vein called the ‘Deep dorsal Vein’.

QUESTION:
Is Shiva the god of Penis ?

1.5 SCIENTIFIC CONCLUSION OF THE SYMBOL AND MEANING OF AUM 

From the above texts, it is very clear, to understand the meaning and structure of the three main parts of the symbolic AUM. Combining all the three external/visible structures of the SEED, SOWER & WOMB, we easily arrive at the scientific meaning of the symbolic AUM as shown in the diagram.

1.6 POSSIBLE SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION ON THE SOUND OF AUM

From the above texts we have scientifically arrived at the conclusion of the meaning of AUM as ‘SEX’ and we have also read that the sound AUM originate when the three parts SEED, SOWER, and WOMB were united.
Now let us note scientifically the sounds produced during sex between a man and a woman.
Wikipedia, states that: during sexual intercourse between a man and a woman, the vagina can produce sounds due to the emission or expulsion of air from it. And this is termed as ‘Vaginal flatulence‘. It also says that the sound is somewhat comparable to flatulence from the anus but does not involve waste gases and thus often does not have a specific odour associated. ()
Taking this into consideration, can it be assumed that the origin of the sound of AUM is in fact the ‘vaginal flatulence’ during sex?

 CONCLUSION

The look of Hinduism in its outer manifestations appears very natural but a deeper scientific study of its doctrines, reveals astonishing results. The overall scientific study of ancient Hindu religious texts also reveals that the ultimate goal of happiness, joy, peace etc is to be found in AUM! and it has fertility gods as the supreme gods.
Man in all ages knew that life is recreated in this physical world through the act of reproduction (sex). Without the act of reproduction, life on earth would have come to an end and many see ‘SEX’ as the ultimate reality for the existence of life on earth.
Now since Hinduism revolves around AUM and the fertility gods, does that mean the philosophy of Hinduism revolver around sex? With sex indulging gods as supreme gods?
Hence, to unveil the hidden meanings in ancient texts, a research based on scientific understanding needs to be done.

Read also: Famous Acts of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva

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