Om Mani Padme Hum
It is said that all the teachings of Buddha are contained in this mantra. Om Mani Padme Hum cannot really be translated into a simple phrase or sentence.
The mantra Om Mani Padme Hum is said to have wish fulfilling effect. This is mantra of Buddha Avalokiteshvara, also known as Buddha Kwan Yin. The chanting of this mantra brings down a huge amount of divine blessing and divine energy or spiritual energy. It has a purifying and healing effect on not only the person chanting it but also on the people and sentient beings around.
What is the meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum?
Om is the divine sound that elevates the level of consciousness
Mani means jewel
Padme means lotus flower, and
Hum is the Tibetan affirmation like ‘So be it’ or ‘Amen’
Before we understand Mani or the jewel, we need to understand Padme or the Golden Lotus. What does the Golden Lotus signify? The crown chakra that is located at the top of the head is also known as the Sahasrara Chakra. Once the crown chakra is sufficiently activated, the twelve golden petals open and turn upward like a golden lotus flower to receive spiritual energy. If the golden lotus is seen clairvoyantly, it looks like a crown hat worn by the high lamas. Therefore, our crown chakra must be activated in order to get illumination or experience one’s Buddha Nature. This is the significance of the Golden Lotus or the Padme.
What exactly is the significance of the Mani or the jewel in the mantra? It could be better understood if we look at a peacock feather. If we notice carefully, we will see that there is an ‘eye’ in the peacock feather surrounded by gold, green and other colours. This eye symbolizes the blue pearl. The mani is the blue pearl or the ‘seed of consciousness’.
What are the Advantages of the Mantra?
As mentioned earlier, the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum has purifying affect on the person chanting the mantra as well as people and sentient beings with a certain radius of that person. Purification of the soul will help us in achieving illumination. People have had wonderful experiences during Om Mani Padme Hum Meditation on the Blue Pearl in the Golden Lotus. It is possible to see the Golden Flame or even the Blue Pearl. Since each person is different, the experiences may vary. Some people can experience divine oneness or divine bliss. Some people may get sucked in to the blue pearl. Some may feel light expanding in different directions.
This mantra might seem very simple to recite but its benefits are far from simple. It helps us in living guilt free and beautiful life. In Pranic Healing , Om Mani Padme Hum Meditation on the Blue Pearl in the Golden Lotus is very potent and powerful. It should be practiced in moderation. One should have a clean energy body or aura and should avoid thoughts and food that may affect the aura. The benefit of the mantra is immense and Master Choa Kok Sui has shown us the way to enlightenment through his wisdom.
- Om Mani Padme Hum by Master Choa Kok Sui