"sat down ready to pronounce the Om"



In the Hindu view of creation, the Nada Brahma or the Sound Celestial appeared as a result of an atomic explosion that produced infinite waves of sound. These sound waves caused cosmic ascent and expansion, and hence resulted in creation if the universe. The sound was a monosyllable: Om, and is considered the most sacred syllable associated with the beginning of the universe. Vedic mantras commence with the chanting of Om, as an offering to God for the well-being of the earth and all its creatures.