Sacred syllable commonly written as ‘Oṃ’ or ‘Om’, which is also used in Hinduism and Buddhism. Jains use it, for instance, in the Namaskāra-mantra. The letters in the word are significant:
- ‘A’ refers to Arhats, siddhas and ācāryas
- ‘U’ refers to preceptors or teachers
- ‘M’ refers to mendicant.
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