The syllable oum is superior to the Vedas. It is present in all forms of sound. In it is captured the immortal essence of the Vedas. The syllable oum is the brahman. May the Brahman make me wise. O god! May I attain the immortality that the knowledge of the brahman confers. May my physical body be healthy. May my tongue be the source of sweet speech. May my ears get to hear of the Brahman. The Brahman is there in you as well. But your vision is clouded by wordly learning. Listen to the knowledge that I have learnt.