Om Shanti Incense Sticks (SAC) (IN262)

R12.50

Sound of the Universe. Om, Omh, Aum. Energize and awaken the chakras. Peace in body, speech, and mind.

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Description

The OM is the most sacred of all sounds. Om, Omh and Aum are the same thing; it’s just written in different ways.

When you chant, “Om shanti shanti shanti,” it’s an invocation of peace. In Buddhist and Hindu traditions you chant shanti three times to represent peace in body, speech, and mind.

The sound of “Aum” – the slow, calming chant many associate with the word, is the sound that was made when all of creation came into existence. The “Om” represents the four divine states of Brahman – metta (loving kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and upekkha (equanimity). The devout begin their day, work, prayers or a journey by uttering OM. Used in Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism and the Bön faith. It is believed that the Christian “Amen” and Islamic “Amin” are both derived from Om.

Many wear the sign of Om as a pendant, and it is the first syllable of the sacred mantra “Om mani padme hum”.

‘Om’, ‘Ohm’ or ‘Aum’ is a sacred sound that is known generally as the sound of the universe. Om is all encompassing, the essence of ultimate reality, and unifies everything in the universe. The vibrations that the Om sound creates are thought to energize the chakras throughout the body, especially the third eye and crown chakras, which help us connect with our Divine selves.  

The Om sound is a short, ‘seed’ mantra, which is chanted to connect with and energize the chakras. The Om symbol represents the sound in a visual form and has a lot of meaning behind it. Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols and is found throughout many ancient Hindu texts, prayers and ceremonies.

Incense has been around since ancient times — it was used in religious rituals in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Greece. Over the centuries and into the present day, people throughout the world have used incense for a variety reasons, including as a:

  • component of various religious practices
  • tool to counteract bad or disagreeable odors
  • way to repel demons or evil spirits

Incense is typically made up of an aromatic material that produces a scent and a combustible binding material that holds it together in a particular shape.

The aromatic materials used for making incense are typically plant-based and can include a variety of resins, barks, seeds, roots, and flowers.

How to burn incense:

In order to burn incense, you first gently ignite it. For example, to burn an incense stick you would use a lighter or a match to light the tip. Once the incense has been ignited, you then gently extinguish the flame, typically by blowing it out. The incense will then glow and begin to produce scented smoke. The burning time of incense varies by its form.