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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Om Mani Padme Hum - Original temple mantra version

Published on Jun 21, 2013
Om Mani Padme Hum - Original temple buddhist mantra version

ओं मणिपद्मे हूं | ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པ་དྨེ་ཧཱུྃ | 唵嘛呢叭咪吽 | Úm ma ni bát ni hồng | โอมฺ มณิ ปทฺเม หูมฺ |옴 마니 파드메 훔 | Ом мани падме хум | オーン マニ パドメー フーン
オン マニ ペメ フン

"Mantras may be interpreted by practitioners in many ways, or even as mere sequences of sound whose effects lie beyond strict meaning.

The middle part of the mantra, maṇipadme, is often interpreted as "jewel in the lotus," Sanskrit maṇí "jewel, gem, cintamani" and the locative of padma "lotus", but according to Donald Lopez it is much more likely that maṇipadme is in fact a vocative, not a locative, addressing a bodhisattva called maṇipadma, "Jewel-Lotus"- an alternate epithet of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. It is preceded by the oṃ syllable and followed by the hūṃ syllable, both interjections without linguistic meaning."



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