Om “A-U-M” is a universal hymn. Our existence revolves around the cosmic ground and it is evolving every day, but if we stay still and focused, we can almost hear a silent hum like vibrating sound in the form of “OM” coming from far corners of the universe itself. The real form of sound transpires from its echo. The echo of sound has an original and native word which is known as omkar. Om has three syllables. The origin of om is a-u-m. The ‘aah’ from om is found while pronouncing ‘ka’ or ‘Kha’ simply, it is found in most of the consonants. Hence, the letter ‘aah’ is also known as Akshar Braham.
I know you all are wondering, ‘what is the connection between anxiety disorder, youth, and meditation?’ There is a relation between all three of the above. The other day I had an opportunity to interact with some National college students regarding their struggle with anxiety. It was an opportunity for me to understand their struggles and the causes of their anxiety.
Have you ever gotten home after work and felt like the whole day was a blur? Or snapped at someone for no reason? Do you wake up on Monday mornings and just don’t want to get up? Don’t worry, you’re not alone: It’s all too easy and common to get wrapped up in your daily life, feeling the pressure to do more and get more, without giving yourself the breathing space to just be.
The act of meditation precedes civilization. Our biggest enemy is said to live in our minds and meditation has always been heralded as the single most effective measure to conquer the enemy that lives within. Imagine having a total control over your thoughts and feelings? Life would be so much better, wouldn’t it? Our actions will be dictated by well thought decisions and we can even face an alien invasion without shaming our race’s intellect.
BUTWAL April 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari laid the foundation stone of the Lumbini International Buddhist Meditation Center and Assembly Hall to be constructed in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, amidst a ceremony today.
Meditation, after all, has been globally appreciated for helping people become more peaceful, more focused, less anxious and more attentive to everything in their lives. Further, many also claim that meditation helps them better understand their own minds.