Meaning of OM
The lower curve of the Sanskrit letter represents the dream state; the upper curve the waking state. The wavy curve issuing from the right symbolizes deep, dreamless awareness. The crescent moon shape stands for "maya" or the veil of illusion. The dot above it marks the transcendent state. With yoga, one may find transcendence to embrace the true self by passing through the veil, liberating these states, into Divine Union.