ॐ = Three Planes of Consciousness.

Ojjhas Sinha, Bhavesh Sherma, Tal Khan, Peter Aurelius


Ancient Indian Philosophy, specifically the Taittiriya Upanishad circa 700 BCE, discusses the origin of the well-known syllable “OM” in the context of meditation.

Om iti Brahma. Om iti idam sarvam. 

(The soundॐ is the Brahman. All of this is the syllableॐ. )


Where the Brahman here is referring to the ever pervasive energy of the Universe thought to exist at each space-time coordinate. Today it could be most geometrically analogous to dark energy, a scalar field which is innate to the vacuum of space itself.

However, this physical analogy lacks the convergence of human consciousness, which may be universal (see panpsychism). The Brahman may be a bridge between our consciousness and this unknown, yet universal, energy.

Something to meditate on.

Here we simply present the philosophy of AUM (ॐ), and delve into the details in a later post. The theory goes that the tritone ॐ exists as a point of concentration, so that the student of meditation can travel through each “plane of consciousness” below.



3_brains1. Waking Consciousness

2. Dreaming Consciousness

3. Deep-Sleep Consciousness




The following appears to be notoriously analogous to Inception’s dream levels.





(1) Waking == everyday experience in one’s physical body. 


(2) Dreaming == subconscious 

“The same entity, totally in oblivion of his body and the outer world, when he exclusively gets identified with his mind and intellect, he comes to revel in an inner world of dream, and experiences subtle objects of imagination as a ‘dreamer’.”

~ S. Chinmayananda 1958

(3) Sleeping == rapid-eye-movement deep sleep. 

“When the same entity becomes forgetful of the body … he comes to enjoy a world of nothingness… he becomes the deep-sleeper”

~ S. Chinmayananda 1958



How are these three planes linked ? Is there truly a nothingness, or does the brain simply not remember what occurred? Is accessing the two dormant planes of consciousness, advantageous to our waking consciousness?



Does time perhaps not occur at the same pace, as it does in our waking consciousness?






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