Hari Om Tat Sat
Hari Om/Aum Tat Sat is Hindi. It is a mantra (a chant), a greeting and can be said at the end of a practice.
Hari = “this world or manifest universe and life,”
Om or Aum = “the un-manifest invisible realm,”
Tat = “that”
Sat = “the ultimate reality.” “absolute truth” “all that is”
Hindi is not straightforward to translate into English, but perhaps this might make sese: “This manifest universe and the un- manifest, invisible realm, that is the ultimate reality”
Hari Om Tat Sat is a reminder that individuals are more than the body and earthly, material life. It is used to awaken practitioners to the true or higher self, beyond the physical body.
As human beings our (self) awareness is limited and this can cause us to feel separate from the world around us. The word “Yoga” means “Union” and through the traditional systems of yoga we can find more connection or union with life and with something greater than what we think and feel we are. In the philosophy of Yoga we aim to unite with the universal consciousness, with our true Self.