Om is a universal primordial sound by which the universe is believed to have been created. Used in Hinduism since its inception, Om could be considered the primary spiritual symbol of that great religion. It's said that deep meditation naturally brings this sound to the forefront, enveloping the practitioner in a universal glow.
When chanted, Om is thought to blend time – past, present, and future. The consciousness is said to be freed to remember its state of connection to the infinite source of creation. The symbol represents this all-encompassing sound beyond the scope of language.