- holy word used to begin prayers
- traditional words said at the end of a prayer, with the wish that the mind be at peace
- Ongkara is the name of this sacred symbol which is in Sanskit rendered as oṁ. According to Sanskrit sandhi rules it represents blending of three sounds, namely a, u, m which in their turn represent the Trimurti, or Trinity. Brahma is symbolised as A, Viṣṇu as U and Śiva as M.
Traditional greeting, like "shalom". Literally, "Hopefully all will be unharmed."