All sentient beings including humans wish for happiness and wish to avoid pain. Pleasure and pain arise from causes and conditions. If one wishes for happiness, one must acquire the cause of happiness and work for the elimination of suffering. The ultimate cause of pleasure and pain depends on whether the mind is tamed or not. So, for the attainment of pleasure and the avoidance of pain, one should strive in the means to transform the mind…Read more
Image House in the Cathedral Buddha Shakyamuni
The Shakyamuni Buddha is the principal image placed at the centre of the cathedral. He is the fourth Savior among the thousand Buddhas who have appeared in this decadent period. There are yet many Buddhas to appear during the aeon of good fortune. In the words of Nagarjuna, I make obeisance to Gautam Buddha, Who, out of his infinite compassion, Preached the excellent Dharma, So as to discard all other wrong doctrines.
Om mani Padme HumIt 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 […] symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha[…]”
The path is indicated by the next four syllables. Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes the factors of method: (the) altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassion, and love.[…]
The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom[…]”
Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, which indicates indivisibility[…]
Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
Thoughts to be had whilst chanting transcribed in simplification keeping essence:
Being and non-beings proliferate loving compassion and indivisible intelligent equanimity; Om Mani Padme Hum.
That is the natural ubiquitous pervasive force of consciousness. These frequencies are in the Sanskrit tongue, act as a harmonic sound resonance against blocking energy, or sleeping energy. Plants reflect this action as well because of the phonetic strength of vibration that is stimulated by natural pronunciation.
—H.H. Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama, “On the meaning of: OM MANI PADME HUM
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