What is Om Mani Padme Hum
I discovered the power of wearing Om Mani Padme Hum a little while ago, I would often use these mantras as a part of my meditation practice, but that is where they would stay. I carry these powerful words with me throughout the day as a reminder of my spiritual intentions.
We can all benefit from wearing Om Mani Padme Hum once we know its fantastic meaning. Did you know that this powerful mantra encompasses all of the Dharma! It is a fantastic mantra to practice with, as it is a Buddhist prayer sung by many. It is even believed to be the mantra Borin-in-Lotus Buddha (Guru Padmasambhava) used during his search for nirvana.
Like many I consider this mantra to be the source of all things. Most importantly it is related to the bodhisattva of compassion (Gwan Yin/Avalokiteshvara). Other names you may have seen for this mantra include the 6 Syllable Great Bright Mantra and the Gwan Yin Mantra.
In Tibetan the name Avalokiteshvara is Chenrezig – he who looks accurately at all beings with compassion. Isn’t that beautiful? This mantra is often repeated at every opportunity as it is associated with him. This is because it is one of the quickest ways of naming Avalokiteshvara and connecting with true compassion.
The Benefits Of Wearing This Mantra
I love incorporating mantras into my day as they create true transformation. This mantra is used for protection and love, easily making it one of my favorites. You can see it used around temples, in daily prayer and particularly in times of difficulty as it connects with true compassion.
Om Mani Padme Hum comes from the Karandavyuha Sutra and the benefits come from:
- Chanting it
- Wearing it on your upper body
- Inhaling the air of those who have chanted it
- Touching someone who has recited Om Mani Padme Hum
- Seeing someone who has recited Om Mani Padme Hum
- Writing it out
Om Mani Padme Hum is the essence of all Buddha’s teachings. When wearing it we can all be reminded of the path and the power that comes with this mantra.
Chanting Om Mani Padme Hum
There are a few things to remember when we are chanting this powerful mantra.
- Ohm – we should become one with Buddha and transform the impure body, speech and, mind
- Mah-Nee – we should think about the jewels that reside within us all and how we can access them through enlightenment and compassion
- Pahd-Meh – we should connect with the lotus and seek purity and wisdom
- Hum – we should rely on the divine energy
How Does It Purify
We can all simply wear or recite this mantra, but it isn’t enough. We should also be aware of the meaning and the reasoning behind our use of this mantra.
When chanting Om Mani Padme Hum, we must be aware of the meaning behind each syllable. Through our intention, this mantra can be brought to life. By following Buddha’s path and combining both wisdom and compassion, we can all transform out the impure body, speech, and mind. You and I can become aware of the loving energy within us.
By wearing Om Mani Padme Hum, chanting it or meditating with it, we can all purify any negative karma that has built up within this life and past lives. We can all use compassion to free ourselves from internal and external obstacles, it is the key to dispelling negativity and opening ourselves up.
The Journey Inwards
This powerful mantra is great for us to be reminded of our journey inwards. It can be easy for us to forget our way, however, we should all try to remember that wisdom, happiness, peace, love, and enlightenment can be located within us all.
We can all transform and grow through tough times, just like a lotus flowing growing through muddy water and into the light. Lotus flowers grow into beautiful symbols of purity and we can also grow through the darker moments and into pure mind, body, and speech.
We should all wear Om Mani Padme Hum as a tool to help you draw in happiness. This mantra not only embodies all of Buddha’s teachings but the heart of the five types of Buddha. As the source of all virtue, this mantra is the root from which we can all receive happiness, benefits, and attainment.
Try wearing this mantra and reciting it for liberation, transformation, purification, and enlightenment.