In 1970, I was in a class with Yogi Bhajan.
He taught a yogic technique for chanting OM.
It is an extremely powerful technique that is very active.
I am making no claim that this is “The Way” to chant OM.
Mantras can be used in many ways, in many different circumstances.
I do go into the difference in Om and ONG.
Ong is the active form of OM.
Om is the Creator in un manifest form, meaning before there was anything created.
The first thing created was ‘creative energy’, Ong.
Since OM is the form of God before there was any creation, chanting it takes you and your life toward nothingness. It will ‘un-manifest’ things out of your life.
Things like possessions.
If you are renouncing the world and want to have no ‘things’ in your life, then OM is perfect for you.
If you are a householder, living in the world, and you need a house for your family, like me, then ONG is the same energy, but in manifest form.
Our path is the path of householder, so we like to use ONG.