'Om' is the all-encompassing cosmic vibration of the Universe. Sound is frequency, and the whole universe is made up of frequencies. In Judaism, the Creator speaks. In Christianity, there is the word and in Buddhism, there is the Om. The enunciation of Om generates a sound, and this sound symbolizes movement and rest, which are once again the attributes of a frequency. It is interesting to note the relationship between the Om and the word mother in different languages. The OM symbol also represents the start of creation, emerging from the vast emptiness.
In Buddhism, the Lotus flower is known to symbolize purity of speech, of the body, and of the mind. It is fabled that Siddhartha Gautama (Gautama Buddha), whose teaching Buddhism is founded upon, left a trail of Lotus Flowers in his wake with every step that he took. Perhaps the major Lotus flower symbolism is its association with spiritual awakening or enlightenment. A person’s path in life is said to be similar to that of the Lotus. Starting at the seed stage, early in the karmic cycle, through to the bud emerging from the dirty water, representing a person following the path of spirituality and leaving attachment behind, and finally blossoming, this is when a person has become fully awakened and has achieved nirvana.