You don’t have to be Tibetan or a Buddhist to appreciate this stunning work of art. This imported Tibetan Six Syllable Mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” Bracelet features rhinestone, gold-inlayed beads.
Tibetan Six Syllable Mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” bracelet is engraved with the popular Sanskrit mantra (chant) “OHM-MAH-NEE-PAHD-MAY-HUM”. It measures approximately 180mm size and features Rhinestone crystal, gold-inlayed beads on an elastic band.
The ancient Tibetan meaning of the Om Mani Padme Hum (om-ma-ni-pad-me-hum) mantra
Chanting in general soothes the senses. Om-mani-padme-hum is comprised of four words, and those four melodic words are all the words on many Tibetan prayer items. Om mani padme hum derives from ancient Buddhist mantra. In English, this rhythmic chant literally translates to “Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus.”
In Tibetan Buddhism, this is the most ubiquitous mantra and the most popular form of religious practice, performed by laypersons and monastics alike. It is also an ever present feature of the landscape, commonly carved onto rocks, known as mani stones, painted into the sides of hills or else it is written on prayer flags and prayer wheels.
Breaking down the syllables (and meaning) of the Om Mani Padme Hum mantra
There are a lot of different meanings and different opinions on what each syllable means. Generally, each syllable represents one of the six goals of Buddhist existence. In this text the mantra is seen as the condensed form of all Buddhist teachings.
- Om = the vibration or sound of the universe; represents divine energy and generosity and purifies the ego. This is a sacred symbol in various Indian religions.
- Ma = represents ethics and purifies jealousy
- Ni = represents patience and purifies want or desire. Together, Mani means jewel or bead.
- Pad = represents diligence and purifies ignorance and judgment
- Me = represents concentration and purifies attachment. Together, Padme means “lotus flower”, the Eastern sacred flower.
- Hum = the unity of all; represents wisdom and purifies hatred. It is the spirit of enlightenment.