Cosmic sound is also known by the
Sanskrit term, nada. Nada yoga philosophy believes all things –
living or inanimate – consist of nada.
Through meditation, the yogi creates space for the cosmic sound.
Likewise, the "Hatha Yoga Pradipika" text says when a yogi reaches the
supreme state, the cosmic sound can be heard.
Today, chanting Om in concert with
meditation brings one closer to unity with the universe. Depending on the specific tradition, this can also be called unity with the Divine, Absolute Reality, the
Higher Self, God or Brahman, The
energy of the universe enters the body, creating strength and energy,
and the desire for possessions and attachments disappears because the
yogi is one with all things.
Paramahamsa Yogananda said that this
sound and its vibration can be found in all religions – in the Hum of Tibetan monks, the Amin of Muslims and Amen of Christians and