The Meaning of this famous mantra
After the OM, “ Om Mani Padme Hum ” is an ancient Buddhist mantra, most often chanted. As the Dalai Lama said, its meaning is "great and vast" because all of Buddha's teachings are summed up in this phrase.
LET'S EXAMINE the Om Mani Padme Hum
There are many different meanings and opinions about the meaning of each syllable.
Generally, each syllable represents one of the six Buddhist goals of existence and helps to heal or purify and bring out the positive qualities associated with that goal.
Let's take a look at the meaning of each word in the mantra:
- Om = the vibration or sound of the universe; represents divine energy and generosity and purifies the ego
- Ma = represents ethics and purifies jealousy
- Ni = represents patience and purifies need or desire
- Pad = represents diligence and purifies ignorance and judgment
- Me = represents concentration and purifies attachment
- Hum = the unity of all; represents wisdom and purifies hatred
Why do yogis chant Om Mani Padme Hum?
Chanting in general soothes the senses and sends energy to the parts of your body (or chakra centers) that need it most. Soothing sounds are known to help heal the body and mind.
Additionally, singing allows all voices to come together to raise the vibration, not only of oneself, but of the community and the world.
Yogis choose to chant this powerful mantra for many reasons, but here are some key benefits:
- It clears the mind, allowing you to detach from the ego
- Words help release karmas that might be holding you back
- These words can send a message about the kind of life you want to manifest
- It empties the body of everything but a consciousness within
Om Mani Padme Hum
Many people consider this to be the most powerful and comprehensive chant in yoga. So don't waste a minute, try it and sing!
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum...