Om Tat Sat

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Devanagari ओम्

Om Tat Sat (Sanskrit: ओम् तत् सत्, About this sound Om Tat Sat ) is a mantra in Sanskrit which means these are 'the three words of the three forms of god’,

  • Om refers to the Supreme Infinite Spirit or Person. Om represents the Shabda Brahman.
  • Tat means the second Guptt. Name of God.
  • Sat means the third Guptt, Name of God.

Om Tat Sat means there is only one lord and one truth. Tat is the one God, Tat purush and only he is the truth

These sacred syllables were integral to religious and material goodness and spiritual pursuit in Vedic age.

As in Bhagavad Gita, about five thousand years ago in Dvapara Yuga, Lord Krishna while teaching Arjuna described ‘Om Tat Sat’ as the most effective tool of purification and the supreme awakening.

‘Hari Om Tat Sat’ is Kalyuga version of 'Om Tat Sat'.

'Om Tat Sat' has no physical component. It is purely spiritual and beyond. It starts from the most primordial spiritual form Om and leads to the ultimate Impersonal God, the Formless One (Nirakar Braham), Non dualistic Existence, Sat.

Spiritual means fine and to catch hold of a fine thing needs high level of concentration where concentration of mind remains a matter of practice.

In comparison to Dvapara and other yugas the scope of attaining higher levels of concentration is less in Kali Yuga. This is due to higher pace of life and higher frequency of the changes that take place. Therefore the mantra ‘Hari Om Tat Sat’ offers better grasp in Kali Yuga because it begins with Hari -the physical form of the God (Sakar Braham), so it is a pragmatic version for a physical entity to pick and explore the Sat.

Successful grasping and revealing this mantra needs an initiation by a Sadguru (Spiritual Master) who has attained it.

Variations in usage[edit]

Hari Om Tat Sat (Sanskrit: हरिः ओम् तत् सत्, Harihi Aum Tat Sat)

Om Tat Sat can be translated to mean the ‘Supreme Absolute Truth’, or more literally ‘all that is’.

  • Om refers to the Supreme Infinite Spirit or Person.
  • Tat refers to ‘that’, or ‘all that is’.
  • Sat refers to ‘truth’, that which is not evanescent or ephemeral, the underlying basis, which is most fundamental and universal.

Etymologically "Om Tat Sat" is related to the English "Him That is" with the note that "Sat" is the Indo-European root for "to be" (rather than to sit).

Om tat sat is the mantra for salvation (getting true god who frees you from repeated birth and death in different life forms).