The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum

The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of the entire teaching.

When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity , Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics , and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience . Päd , the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance , Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration , and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom .
So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom.

The literal translation can be broken down into 6 syllables each focusing on 6 Buddhist traditions. 1: Om=Generosity, which purifies Ego/Pride, the color is white. 2: Ma=Ethics, Jealousy/Lust, Green. 3: Ni=Patience, Passion/desire, Yellow. 4: Pad= Diligence, Ignorance/prejudice, Blue. 5: Me= Renunciation, Poverty/Possessiveness, Red 6: Hum, Wisdom, Aggression/Hatred, Black. The mantra is old old old, I like this translation of meaning best because it shows belief in man’s good side.

Om and hung are the sounds of creation, mani pemme means the jewel in the lotus. it´s about a clear state of mind, respect for all living creatures and enlightenment.

Vietnamese spelled it this way Úm ma ni bát ni hồng.

Author: Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

Now I write, teach & coach mainly about interfaith as inter-spirituality - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. . As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating primarily on 'inter-spirituality'. . In the past I would have said that: . 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. . 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. . 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. . 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. . 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" . Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). . All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult and Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

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