features the Hindu “Om” symbol & sacred geometry’s Flower of Life symbol. While the Flower of Life, or Merkaba, is not a terribly prominent symbol in Hinduism, i put them together here because of their similar meanings:
“The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence … is Om. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma.”
~ Katha Upanishad I
The Flower of Life is a symbol of the interconnectedness of all things in creation, just as “Om” is the syllabic representation of Brahman, the supreme Hindu deity who is said to have created the universe and who also IS the universe. Everything in creation is simply a manifestation of the one Supreme, expressed in different forms. As the saying goes, “All is Brahman.” So to match the Om with the Flower of Life in the form of a mandala just makes perfect sense.
[The Flower of Life is the modern name given to a geometrical figure composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles. They are arranged to form a flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry, similar to a hexagon. The center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter.
It is considered by some to be a symbol of sacred geometry, said to contain ancient, religious value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time.1234 In this sense, it is a visual expression of the connections life weaves through all sentient beings, and it is believed to contain a type of Akashic Record of basic information of all living things.5
There are many spiritual beliefs associated with the Flower of Life; for example, depictions of the five Platonic Solids are found within the symbol of Metatron’s Cube, which may be derived from the Flower of Life pattern. These platonic solids are geometrical forms which are said to act as a template from which all life springs. (~ Wikipedia)]*