... om is the meditative seed par excellence. Patanjali—who wrote the Yoga Sutra and is considered to be the father of classical yoga—taught that when we chant this sacred syllable and simultaneously contemplate the meaning of it, our consciousness becomes 'one-pointed: and prepared for meditation. In a commentary on the Yoga Sutra, the ancient sage Vyasa noted that through chanting om, 'the supreme soul is revealed.' In a similar vein, Tibetan scholar Lama Govinda wrote that om expresses and leads to the 'experience of the infinite within us.' Thus, chanting om may be the easiest way to touch the Divine within your very self.
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