What is the Meaning of OM MANI PADME HUM?
The mantra OM is the name of God. Written as A-U-M, it represents the divine energy united in its three aspects: Brahma (creation), Vishnu (preservation) and Shiva (destruction); or Buddhists will relate it to holy body, holy speech and holy mind of Buddha
MANI means Jewel.
Pure Jewel stands for love and compassion and it also symbolizes the intention to become enlightened. Jewel within the manifested world could be seen as Maya, the appearance of: desires, samsara, nirvana…
PADME is Lotus symbolizing wisdom.
Just as a lotus grows forth from mud, wisdom has to fight its way through the human conditioning to get realised as a divine quality. The main of all wisdoms is the wisdom of silence and emptiness.
PADME signifies emptiness.
HUM unifies spiritual methods with wisdom. It is the indivisibility, the immovable, that which cannot be disturbed. It represents the spirit of enlightenment.
HUM destroys the suffering. It is an imperative: May your holy mind, and your great compassion enter my heart!
MANI signifies appearance,
PADME signifies emptiness
HUM unifies the two.
MANI is the illusion, PADME is the light, and HUM unifies the two.
Dont forget to breathe!