aum mani padme hum

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Holy mantra carved into boulders around the sacred lake Yilhun Lhatso in Eastern Tibet. 

The whole circumference of the lake is covered in these carved boulders, some large and some small, some half underwater. There must be thousands of them altogether! 

Aum Mani Padme Hum -  "Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus.“
The significance and meaning of the six Tibetan syllables  corresponds to one of the six realms of existence and purifies the vice associated with that realm:

  • Om purifies bliss and pride (realm of the gods)
  • Ma purifies jealousy and need for entertainment (realm of the jealous gods)
  • Ni purifies passion and desire (human realm)
  • Pad purifies ignorance and prejudice (animal realm)
  • Me purifies poverty and possessiveness (realm of the hungryghosts)
  • Hum purifies aggression and hatred (hell realm)

This is the most important mantra in buddhism.

iride9scent  asked:

Hi! I need an advice. I'm going to have some tough months ahead but I try to focus on the present. But sometimes I just can't manage my anxiety and I can't make my heart stop racing. Is there a good mantra or a simple thought that could help me?

Any mantra is good. Try “Aum Mani Padme Hum.” The important thing is that you attach no thoughts to the mantra, which is why mantras are typically not in your native tongue. The point is to focus your attention and energy on the mantra without leaking that into activation of the intellectual mind. 

This is because it is only the intellectual mind that can hold thoughts about past and future. While that can be useful, hence the use of the intellect, it can also be problematic when it is overactive. In your case it is the fact that you are reacting to thoughts about the future–a reality that doesn’t even exist. 

Whenever you find yourself being overcome with this anxiety, start repeating the mantra mentally. Give it all of your attention. Whenever it wanders, bring it back.

Also set aside time during the day to just sit, close your eyes, and repeat the mantra. Using prayer beads can help time this meditation practice. 

Do not rush your way through the mantra. Use it as a way to set your energy. When you repeat the mantra with a calm rhythm and heartful energy, it will help to alter your overall state. 

This will have a beneficial effect over time when you practice it daily.

Namaste :)

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January 5, 2016

Today’s teaching:

There is writing happening
Maybe that is hard for you to understand
I am here but “I” am not here.
I am writing but “I” am not writing
Inside of me in the heart cave is a
Mantra going on that reminds me
Who I really am
Over and over again
In this inner place
I am
And even as I write, where this
Mantra is going on I’m just watching with
Great awe and wonder
The awesome drama of nature
Unfold before my very eye
Before that eye I I which
Sees and knows all.
And on སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་
And on སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་
Inside goes:
Aum mani padme hum
Always bringing me right to my heart
Where I dwell eternally.