(in the UK) Order of Merit.
A mystic syllable, considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. It appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit recitations, prayers, and texts.
- ‘Although Om symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily.’
- ‘Having seen some discussions here and in some other BBs I realize that Om has a very important and beautiful significance.’
Sanskrit, sometimes regarded as three sounds, a-u-m, symbolic of the three major Hindu deities.