24k gold Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra. Handpainted by artisans in the Dalai Lamas summer temple.
Unique Handpicked in North India by the Himalayans, when traveling on spirtual journeys.
Comes in a paperroll without a frame
25 x 25 cm
On the meaning of
OM MANI PADME HUM (Mantra) by His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet.
It is very good to recite the mantra OM MANI PADME HUM, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast. The first, OM, is composed of three pure letters, A, U, and M. These symbolize the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; they also symbolize the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. How is this done? The path is indicated by the next four syllables. MANI, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factor of method- the altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love. Just as a jewel can remove poverty, so the altruistic mind of enlightenment can remove the poverty, or difficulties, of cyclic existence and of solitary peace. The two syllables, PADME, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom. Just as a lotus grows forth from mud but is not sullied by the faults of mud, so wisdom can put you in a situation of non-contradiction whereas there would be contradiction if you did not have wisdom. Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable, HUM, In the mantra, or tantra vehicle, it refers to one
consciousness in which there is the full form of both wisdom and method as one undifferentiable entity. HUM is the is the seed, that which cannot be disturbed by anything. Thus, the six syllables, OM MANI PADME HUM, mean that in dependence on the practice, which is in indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. It is said that you should not seek for Buddhahood (state of perfect enlightment) outside of yourself; the substances for the achievement of Buddhahood are within. .
(From a lecture given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet at the Kalmuck Mongolian Buddhist Center, New Jersey.)