Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra Chanting And It`s Meaning
4 Mar 2022 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy
A session begins by chanting Aum also can be said 0m three times followed by three shanti`s.
Aum Shanti Shanti Shanti’hi
So here we talk about a very famous Buddhist Mantra which is “Om Mani Padme Hum”, lies at the heart of Tibetan system and is cherished by both layman and lama alike.
When we asked Buddhist monks about the meaning, some of them said that this mantra comprises the entire Buddhist teaching and simply cannot be translated into simple words. Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum are the six true words or you can say this Mantra is a Sanskrit Mantra which has six syllables in it and six sounds are present. The mantra`s essence is powerful and pure.
This ancient Buddhist Mantra literally translates to “Praise to the Jewel in the lotus”. So let`s go word by word in order to understand the complete meaning of this Mantra;
The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum :
OM is the spiritual sound that purifies the body, speech and mind and turns it into exalted body, speech and mind of Buddha. When you chant Om, you purify your soul by its sound vibration and deep meditation. So Om simply means purifier that cleanse away pride and ego while representing divine energy and generosity.
Mani means “jewel” that symbolizes the selfless intention to become enlightened, compassion and love. Ma is associated with dissolving jealousy and cultivating more ethical behavior. In other hand Ni represents patience and purifies passion and desire on the human body. It resides within the samsaric realm of human beings.
Padme , so this term means lotus that represents wisdom just as lotus grows beautifully from the mud but is not soiled by mud, so wisdom is capable of putting you in a situation of non-contradiction whereas there will be contradiction if you didn`t have wisdom. PAD represents diligence and purifies ignorance and judgement whereas ME represents connections and purifies attachments. Padme reminds us to not be attached to the conflicts that we experience. It resides within the samsaric realm of hungry ghost.
HUM , this term indicates wisdom through indivisibility or represents unity and purity. Hum helps perfection in the practice of wisdom. As you progress on your path and you keep doing that thing you keep increasing wisdom so when this union takes place where the procedure and the wisdom becomes one. Hum is the seed syllable of Akshobhya- the immovable, unfluctuating, that which can`t be disturbed by anything. Hum purifies the aggression and hatred. It is said to lie within the samsaric realm of hell.
Benefits of Om Mani Padme Hum :
Om Mani Padme Hum, when you chant this mantra, you are in the process of purifying body, speech and mind. Reciting the mantra repeatedly with the right intension can rid of that mud and muck. During the chant, the positive vibration of this sound sends energy to parts of the body and chakras centers and activates our energy centers.
Also, this six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
This Mantra eases our restless mind and allow the sense of calmness. This mantra also helps purify the vibration within our body and space around us. It keeps our greed and ego away. Chanting Om Mani Padme Hum empties the body of everything. It also releases the karma that is holding you back.
Overall, chanting Om Mani Padme Hum gives you mental peace, physical balance, health, happiness and overall success. The powerful piece of this mantra is its unifying intention.
During your yoga teacher training course in Nepal, you will learning various mantras that will help you gain calmness and peacefulness inside you. These mantra of Om Mani Padme Hum is also taught in our yoga school to all our yoga students. So that they can learn more deep and explore themselves through different dimensions. Here in our yoga training school, we not only focus on the physical but also the spiritual enhancement for a wonderful pathway of life. We teach our yoga teachers to be not only a physical asana teacher but also a spiritual guru who can show motivation and enlightenment to their students