After connecting with the Buddha energy in several countries throughout my travels in India, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand, I feel that the energy is very present, and guiding me a lot on my spiritual journey.
It is therefore quite natural that I encountered this mantra. I was buying my Himalayan Bowl, on which is engraved this mantra, when I heard it resonate for the first time. Soon after, I looked for this mantra to add it to my playlist.
It also resonated a lot with me when I went to Boudhanath in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. This magical place, with this incredibly high vibration, where meditators from around the world, come and walk for hours, together with the Buddhist monks, around this spectacular Stupa.
You can listen to a version (my favorite) of this mantra via spotify here.
In Sanskrit Om Mani Padme Hum is written मणिपद्मे हूँ.
It is known as the mantra of great compassion
OM, the universal vibration that is used to invoke the energy of each mantra, is first of all “A U M”, symbolizing the body, the speech and the mind (pure when it comes to the enlightened Buddha).
MANI, “the Jewel”, symbolizes the (altruistic) intention to be enlightened, compassion and love.
PADME, means “lotus” and symbolizes wisdom.
HUM indicates indivisibility (which can not be disturbed)
According to what I have read about this mantra, I understood that if the path towards enlightenment is made of altruism, wisdom, love and compassion, then the impure body, speech and mind can be transformed into pure body, speech and mind of the Buddha. The nature of the Buddha is in each of us, as well as the tools to achieve enlightenment, so it is important to seek and reconnect with the Divine within us.
So… let’s enlighten hehe :)!