Wisdom imbued in Mantra Om Mani Padme Hum
One of the most popular Buddhist mantras is the one deriving from the Tibetan Buddhism, Om Mani Padme Hum. It is popular among the Buddhist devotes and laymen alike; in fact, it is so popular that you can hear it in the most odd places if travelling in the Himalayan countries, such as Nepal. This mantra is said to have enormous power because of its association with the Buddha of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara. The latter is known in the esoteric teachings as the All Pervading Force of Christ – the force which is the Being and is beyond the Being; the ray of the Absolute that, among other things, works as creative and saving elements.
It is believed that chanting this mantra daily would bring compassionate elements to the practitioner, that are ultimately connected to healing and enlightenment. Although it is true that frequent chanting could imbue the individual with beneficial energies, we know that to achieve awakening a great effort is needed to purify oneself mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Nonetheless, due to its ancient origin, its mystical meaning, and having been used by beings of high order, it is likely that this is precisely what have charged it with forces that can bring the practitioner various spiritual qualities, such as strength, wisdom, and connection to the inner Being.
In one of his books, Samael Aun Weor says the following about this mantra:
“Every man has his “Inner Being”, and every “Inner Being” has its father who engendered it; that is, our father who is in heaven.
Aun mani padme jum; this mantra is esoterically pronounced like this: “Om masi padme yom”, (prolonging the sound of each letter, and syllabicating).
The meaning of this mantra is: “Oh my God in me!”
This mantra should be vocalized with the heart in profound meditation, adoring the “Inner Being”, rendering cult to the “Inner Being”, because the Inner Being is essentially the soul of our father incarnated in us, our divine individuality in which we need to absorb ourselves to enter that infinite and indescribable happiness of Nirvana, where neither suffering, tears, nor pain exist.”
~ Samael Aun Weor. Zodiacal Course
There are many different interpretations as to the meaning of this mantra. One of the most popular ones is Jewel is in the lotus. This is similar to Samael’s writing, Oh my God in me!
Practicing this mantra with a silent mind, first chanting it out loud until we completely withdraw to our interior universe, can bestow upon us expansion of consciousness and the wisdom regarding its meaning. We then don’t just understand intellectually what it means, but can have a much broader experience of our true nature and its connection to Creation. Just like lotus flower when opening unfolds layer by layer, so too with certain exercises do we feel unfoldment of one layer of our true self into another. In other words, this mantra can give us experience of insight about our Spirit, our Father, and possibly the Father of the Father (also known as Ain Soph), or it may give us wisdom of something else entirely, though equally relevant.
Just like many others spiritually charged mantras, this one too can be good to experiment with and study, in order to see what new experience can come out of it.
Below is a song version of this mantra: