While OM gets most of the glory, my favorite of the Sanskrit Seed Syllables (is it wrong to have a favorite seed syllable?) is HUM. It is a key sound, deeply primal, and vast in it's resonance. This one is derived from a number of images from Mani stones in a variant of the Lantsa script.
Of HUM the Dalai Lama writes:
"Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable, HUM, which indicates indivisibility. According to the sutra system, this indivisibility of method and wisdom refers to one consciousness in which there is a full form of both wisdom affected by method and method affected by wisdom. In the mantra, or tantra vehicle, it refers to one consciousness in which there is the full form of both wisdom and method as one undifferentiable entity. In terms of the seed syllables of the five conqueror Buddhas, HUM is the is the seed syllable of Akshobhya- the immovable, the unfluctuating, that which cannot be disturbed by anything."
Pendant measures 1.5″ x .8" x .093" thick (39mm x 20mm x 2.3mm thick), weight is right around 11 grams.
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