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The audible chant of Om is meant to be the sound of the universe and creation. It is said to be the first original vibration that was made, and all other vibrations manifested from Om. It is prevalent in temples and meditation since the 60s.
While it is a doorway to tranquility in yoga, it represents a more profound meaning in Hinduism.
Each element of the symbol represents something different. The larger lower curve marks the waking state (Jāgrat), in which the mind and body are hyper-aware, and the world is perceived through our senses.
The upper curve indicates the unconscious state/deep sleep. (Sushupti). Total unawareness, dreamless and are withdrawn from any mental or physical activities, just pure tranquility and bliss.
The curve in the centre symbolizes the dream state, between both first states. (Swapna). In this stage, the mind explores the subconscious. It is turned inwards, where desires and fears manifest in an imaginary world.
The dot at the very top represents enlightenment (Turiyā), where a person becomes harmonized with the universe and develops the understanding that everything is united spiritually. This is beyond our physical senses, and is only achieved after long practice of energy association.
Lastly, the crescent which separates the curves and dot is called Maya. This is the illusion that ties individuals to the material world, hence the separation. Chanting Om can allow a person to transcend the 3 curves to the spiritual world, surpass Maya and attain the dot of enlightenment.