liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

The mantra of Chenrezig: Om Mani Padme Hum

"Through mantra, we no longer cling to the reality of the speech and sound encountered in life, but experience it as essentially empty. Then confusion of the speech aspect of our being is transformed into enlightened awareness." -Kalu Rinpoche

It is alleged that the historical Buddha said that the entire Dharma (Buddhist teachings, sutras or scripture) is contained in the six syllables that the man spoke before departing what we know as three dimensional reality.

It is also said that enlightened awareness includes whatever we might need to understand in order to save any being, including ourselves, from suffering. The entire truth about suffering and the many ways of removing its causes is said to be contained in these six syllables:

Om Mani Padme Hum

These syllables have no specific translation in any language. They form the mantra of Chenrezig, who also has other names and other physically viewed forms, in either gender, in different parts of the world. Chenrezig, as practiced in Tibetan Buddhism, is visualized as a four armed male to separate us from what damages our thinking and therefore damages us, to enable us to be more compassionate to ourselves and others. The blessing, power, and superlative qualities of enlightened beings does not come from outside ourselves but are
believed to be aspects of our own true nature. Chanting the mantra of Chenrezig is one of many ways to allow the compassion that is already within us to surface and spread to touch the lives of all those whose
lives connect to our own. Namaste. ~Nusaybah
Tags: buddha, buddhism, compassion, death, enlightenment, mantra, meditation, words

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