Hum in the mantra OM Mani Padme Hum has layers of meaning just as the other words do. Yet, essentially the word has to do with emphasis and a definite statement about reality. Hum = It is so. What is so? The meaning of the rest of the mantra. OM: Each person is a creator … More Inter: Hum – It is so.
There’s a scene in The Last Samaurai where the Tom Cruise character is learning martial arts and getting pummeled. A young man says to him, “too many mind.” He gets it, calms his many emotions and thoughts, projections and expectations, and discovers a zone of equipoise from which he can enter the art of the … More Inter: the Jewel of Pure Being (mantra 2)
Mantra used in spiritual practice has many layers of meaning, significance, and purpose. This is quite effective, in that each person will be met with the amount of meaning, purpose, and understanding that he or she can use, make sense of, and integrate into his or her life. That will, in time, flawlessly open up … More Intermediate: Creator-Creation: OM
The term mantra translates as “to protect the mind”. Interestingly, it does not mean a set of words and how to repeat them. The idea behind the translation is that of valuing and protecting the precious quality of one’s consciousness. One would use phrases or affirmations that remind one of the truths of being and … More Mantra: the practice of protecting the mind
The Sanskrit word mantra literally means mind protection or mind protector. Man comes from the manas meaning mind, but not simply discursive mind or appreciating mind, but the full capacity of Awareness. Protect is from tra. The protection inferred is non-militant and non-aggressive but is completely proactive. An analogy: If one knows that something is … More Intermediate: Protection (Man-tra)
Science has recorded a sound, a vibration, that is sounding through space. Each planet has a sound or vibrational quality also. In fact, each star, galaxy, and – with clairaudience – each person emits a song, a sound, a vibration or set of vibrations. One could correctly say that you are sounding a mantra energetically … More Intermediate: Your vibration is sounding.
The first step in generating a quality of Being is to realize that it is innate. Like a seed, one cannot produce that which is not already within. Grace in and with one’s Being is one quality that Avolokiteshvara exemplifies. We generated this elegance in this meditation. Downloadable podcast: Sitting Avolokiteshvara
Mantra is vibration. Sacred word is the utterance of cosmic intention. There are many sacred mantras in the world traditions. One is OM MANI PADME HUM. Literally translated it means OM the jewel in the lotus. But the practitioner is to ponder each aspect of this on as many layers as possible. What is a … More Dare from the Inside