From the Word, comes the Naam; from the Word, comes Your Praise.
~SGGS Ji ang 4
"It is also called Pranava because its sound emanates from the Prana (vital vibration), which feels the Universe. The scripture says "Aum Iti Ek Akshara Brahman" (Aum that One syllable is Supreme Brahman)."
A - emerges from the throat, originating in the region of the navel - represents the physical plane
U - rolls over the tongue - represents the mental and the astral planes, the world of spirits, all heavens
M - ends on the lips - represents all the deep sleep state and all that is unknown and beyond the reach of the intellect even in your waking
A - waking, U - dreaming, M – sleeping
2. The sound 'u' is the symbol of the dream state (Svapna Avastha).
3. The sound 'm' is the symbol of the deep-sleep state (Sushupti Avastha).
4. The closing sound of the syllable, followed by silence, is the symbol of the transcendental state (Turiya).
The Four stages of the syllable Om are the complete representation of the four stages of sound and their counterparts.
1. The physical (Sthula) part is connected to Vaikhari sabda.
2. The subtle (Sukshma) part is connected to Madhyama sabda.
3. The causal (Karana) part is connected to Pasyanthi sabda
4. The transcendental part is connected to Para sabda
Four states of Consciousness
The four stages of sound and their counterparts are manifested in the four states of consciousness:
1. The physical body operates in the state of wakefulness. It is in this realm of consciousness and through this body that Vaikhari-vak is manifested.
2. The subtle body operates in the dream state. It is in this realm of consciousness and through this body that the Madhyama-vak is manifested.
3. The causal body operates in the state of deep sleep state. It is in this realm of consciousness and through this body that the Pashyanti-vak is manifested.
4. The Para-vak is manifested through the fourth state of consciousness, namely, the transcendental (turiya) state.
Shri Adi Granthsays, "Omkar Ved nirmaye." It literally means Omkar (God) revealed the Vedas.
Adi Granthji also mentions: ,"Ved, Kitab kaho mat jhoote, jhoota woh jo na vichare."
''Do not say that the Vedas and the other holy scriptures are not true scriptures; the individual who does not study them is an untruthful person.''
While Max Arthur McAuliffe achieved the position of Deputy Commissioner in Punjab in 1882, Macauliffe wrote the popular Tat Khalsa text.
‘It is admitted that a knowledge of the religions of the people of India is a desideratum for the British officials who administer its affairs and indirectly for the people who are governed by them so that mutual sympathy may be produced. It seems, at any rate politic to place before the Sikh soldiery their Guru’s prophecies in favor of the English and the texts of their sacred writings which foster their loyalty.’ ‘The Sikh Religion’,1909, M.A. Macauliffe, Preface xxii
Volume 1, By Max Arthur MacAuliffe p. 13
How can the Sikhs trust this anti-Sikh British Christian skunk?
Thererfore the translated definition by the Neo-Sikhs of "One Creator God" is completely false & meaningless. The reciting of the very term ' Ikonkar, or shall we correctly say, Ek Aumkaar, is the very boat of Mukti that can transcend the ocean of misery as described in the Sri Adi Granthji as the method for achieving transcendence through elevation of consciousness to the Turiya state and merging as ONE with the Divine Consciousness.