Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra - Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits, Download

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The "Om Mani Padme Hum" mantra is also known as the Compassionate Buddha Mantra.

It is one of the most popular Buddhist meditation chants. This mantra is used to invoke a sense of compassion in our minds.

As an effect, this mantra soothes worries and concerns and heals broken hearts.

The mantra is believed to be a complete embodiment of compassion which is also a description of the essence of Avalokiteshvara.

Reciting the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is said to harmonize the resonance of true compassion.

In turn, it calms the mind of the reciter energizing the healing abilities of the mind.

Serious practitioners believe that the Compassionate Buddha Mantra has the potential to attain enlightenment and bring salvation to the practitioner as well as the world.

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History of the mantra

The Buddhist mantra Om Mani Padme Hum holds immense significance in the Buddhist faith and has deep roots in its history.

Originating from the Mahayana tradition, this mantra is derived from the Sanskrit text known as the Karandavyuha Sutra or the Avalokiteshvara Sutra.

According to legend, the mantra was revealed to the Indian sage Padmasambhava by the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who embodied the compassionate aspect of Buddha. The mantra is believed to encapsulate the essence of compassion, wisdom, and enlightenment.

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader, has spoken about the power of this mantra. He describes 'Om Mani Padme Hum' as a profound invocation that encapsulates the entire teachings of Buddha. It is seen as a transformative mantra that purifies the mind, cultivates compassion, and awakens the innate Buddha nature within oneself.

The six syllables of the mantra each holds symbolic meanings: "Om" represents the union of body, speech, and mind; "Mani" signifies the jewel of compassion; "Padme" symbolizes the lotus of wisdom; and "Hum" represents indivisibility and unity.

Chanting or reciting this beautiful mantra is believed to bring about spiritual purification, generate positive energy, and cultivate the qualities of compassion and wisdom within the practitioner. It is considered a powerful tool for self-transformation and attaining enlightenment.

Ultimately, Om Mani Padme Hum serves as a reminder to cultivate compassion, embrace wisdom, and strive for the liberation of all beings from suffering, making it a mantra of universal significance and timeless relevance.

Lyrics of the Mantra

Om Mani Padme Hum

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Meaning of the Mantra

Lyrics:
Om Mani Padme Hum
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Meaning :

Hail the Jewel in the Lotus

The literal translation of the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is "Hail the Jewel in the Lotus."

But the beauty of this powerful mantra is in its simplicity. Its power can be experienced by a layman and a Buddhist scholar alike.

The 14th Dalai Lama says that the meaning of the six-syllable mantra is important to internalize while chanting.

The first syllable 'Om' acknowledges the imperfections of the practitioner and the purity of the Buddha.

Om has a very special place in both Hinduism and Buddhism. It is considered the sound of the universe.

The next two syllables 'Ma-ni', meaning jewel, establishes the intention to achieve perfection.

The next two syllables 'Pad-me', meaning the lotus flower, signifies wisdom.

And the last syllable 'Hum' indicates indivisibility or atonement of the practitioner with the enlightened Buddha.

Benefits of listening to Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra

Om Mani Padme Hum is a beautiful Buddhist chant that gives us the superpower of compassion.

We may find it difficult to empathize or be kind to specific people. Especially, if they tend to be mean or indifferent to us.

However, through the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra, we learn to be compassionate. That too irrespective of who the person is.

Listening to this mantra, our hearts become free from the burden of hatred or insecurity.

Listening to this mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.

Benefit 1 - Gives clarity
This mantra eases our overwhelmed or restless mind and allows a sense of calmness and clarity to set in

Benefit 2 - Purifies mind
The mantra helps purify the vibrations within the mind, and the space around us

Benefit 3 - Keeps greed away
It is one of the most powerful mantras that shield against destructive emotions like jealousy, pride, and greed

Benefit 4 - Helps gain knowledge
It is the source of accumulating immeasurable merit

Benefit 5 - Calms sensitive people
The mantra has a calming effect on those of us who tend to be sensitive and emotional.

Benefit 6 - Overall success
The one who chants the mantra is benefited by attaining mental peace, balance, prosperity, overall success, wealth, health, happiness.

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