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The om (omkara) represents the Supreme (Chapter 10 Text 25)

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    Hare Krishna Friends, Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute                                   
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      Hare Krishna Friends,
      Chapter 10: The Opulence of the Absolute

                                        


                                                          TEXT 25

                                 

                                             maharsinam bhrgur aham
                                           giram asmy ekam aksaram
                                            yajnanam japa-yajno 'smi
                                              sthavaranam himalayah

                                                        
      SYNONYMS

      maha-rsinam--among the great sages; bhrguh--Bhrgu; aham--I am; giram--of vibrations; asmi--I am; ekam aksaram--pranava; yajnanam--of sacrifices; japa-yajnah--chanting; asmi--I am; sthavaranam--of immovable things; himalayah--the Himalayan mountains.

                                                       TRANSLATION

      Of the great sages I am Bhrgu; of vibrations I am the transcendental om. Of sacrifices I am the chanting of the holy names [japa], and of immovable things I am the Himalayas.

                                                          
      PURPORT

      Brahma, the first living creature within the universe, created several sons for the propagation of various kinds of species. The most powerful of his sons is Bhrgu, who is also the greatest sage. Of all the transcendental vibrations, the om (omkara) represents the Supreme. Of all sacrifices, the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is the purest representation of Krsna. Sometimes animal sacrifices are recommended, but in the sacrifice of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, there is no question of violence. It is the simplest and the purest. Whatever is sublime in the worlds is a representation of Krsna. Therefore the Himalayas, the greatest mountains in the world, also represent Him. The mountain named Meru was mentioned in a previous verse, but Meru is sometimes movable, whereas the Himalayas are never movable. Thus the Himalayas are greater than Meru.

      Source
      : Bhagavad Gita As It Is by HDG. A.C. BhaktiVedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada


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