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Introduction

Realization of inner sound leads to a development of spiritual path, and a reference to this is found in almost all traditions, religions, and philosophies worldwide [1]. This inner sound represents the Almighty that is unnamed and indescribable; however, interestingly this Supreme One has got different expressions in human languages across cultures. Some call it AUM (in Hinduism), Allah (in Islam), God, Father (in Christianity), Hu (in Sufism), Shabd (in Sikhism), Tao (in Taoism), and Word of the Almighty, Consciousness, Awareness, Self, Brahman, and the like. The list is endless; however, the philosophical works and scriptures name the following (Table 1):

Table 1 Linguistic expressions for the Almighty in different religions

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Dwivedi, A.V. (2018). Aum. In: Jain, P., Sherma, R., Khanna, M. (eds) Hinduism and Tribal Religions. Encyclopedia of Indian Religions. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1036-5_444-1

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