Entry for September 11, 2005

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What are Mantras?

Mantras are enlightened compassion and awareness in the form of sound. Through simply coming into contact with them our beings are positively influenced. Tibetan Buddhists recite mantras as a way to connect to positive qualities and protect themselves from negativity [especially inner negativity]. Find out about the mantra Om Ah Hum.

Through contact with and, especially, meditation on the mantra of compassion \”Om Mani Padme Hum\” positive qualities are developed and so, happiness naturally increases in one\’s life. Here are some of the benefits traditionally ascribed to the meditation on \”Om Mani Padme Hum\”: Take a look at the mantra sculptures.

 

Increases the wisdom of:

Increases transcendent:

Purifies:

 Om 

equanimity

generosity

arrogance

 Ma 

activity

ethics

jealousy

 Ni 

self-arisen
wisdom

patience

confused
attachment

 Pad 

all-encompassing
space

enthusiasm

bewilderment

 Me 

discrimination

meditation

greed

 Hum 

clarity

wisdom

anger

The late Kalu Rinpoche says of mantras–\”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.\”

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