Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme hum is considered the 6 true words, or the most common mantra in Tibetan Buddhism.

A mantra or prayer in traditional Buddhism is spoken aloud or within the mind to help gather "emptiness" or a sense of nothingness.

This means that we put away our ego and focus on our inner awareness.

This practice is incredibly tough and requires years of training, but this mantra is believed to contain all of Buddha's teachings and knowing this mantra is being on the path to enlightenment.

Compassion Mantra

Tibetans believe in the mantra of Chenrezig ( the Bodhisattva of Compassion) which may relieve negative karma, accumulate merit, help rescue them from the sea of suffering and achieve Buddhahood, so sometimes Om Mani Padme Hum is referred to as the compassion mantra. The literal translation of Om Mani Padme Hum is "Hail the jewel in the Lotus"

The words of peace

Om (ohm): the sound or Vibration of the universe. It represents peace of mind because "OM" symbolizes one's impure body, speech, and mind and the destruction of the impurity.

Mani(mah-nee): The Jewel, or the symbolism of removing obstacles. The gift of attaining the jewel or enlightenment removes poverty or difficulties in achieving peace.

Padme (pod-meh): The Lotus, representing the wisdom gained from persevering through struggles. Similar to the lotus flower, persevering under harsh conditions and growing out of marshes and blooming into a beautiful and pure flower unstained by the mud and dirt.

Hum(hum): the Indivisibility, or the harmony between purity and hatred. They are two sides of the same coin, so once you accept that fact wisdom is established and the attachment to hatred is removed.

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