Compassion Mantra
. Web Results 1 - 10 of about 18,300 for OM MA NE PADME HUM. (0.22 seconds) 040627
. Mantra of Compassion - Om Mani Padme Hung. The Meaning of the Mantra Excerpted from Chenrezig Lord of Love by Bokar Rinpoche ( Chapter One, The Nature of the Deity) Mantras are a sound manifestation coming from emptiness. ... MA the prayer addressed to the speech of the Buddhas ... recites the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum while thinking of ... person who did Nyung Ne well is on top of ... - 26k - Cached

Om Mani Padme Hum - Translate this page
... Soundbeispiel Om Mani Padme Hum (1) ( 1,78MB) ... HRIH, umgeben von den sechs Silben OM MA NI PAD NE HUM, die wie Perlen einer Kette kreisförmig ... - 33k - Cached
Soundbeispiel Om Mani Padme Hum (1)

Soundbeispiel Om Mani Padme Hum (2)
oldephebe see: Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse 040713
unhinged or

the tibetan book of living and dying by soygal rinpoche

GET IT; it has been the most meaningful spiritual guide of my life. lama rinpoche puts the mantra into practice in a way that all westerners can understand. the meditation practices of compassion he outlines in this book are amazing. the tibetan tradition of buddhism has always meant a little more to me for some reason and this book.... there_are_no_words_here
oE Distinguishing ego from true self
(Quotations from Sogyal Rinpoche)
Two people have been living in you all your life. One is the ego, garrulous, demanding, hysterical, calculating; the other is the hidden spiritual being, whose still voice of wisdom you have only rarely heard or attended to. have uncovered in yourself your own wise guide. Because he or she knows you through and through, since he or she is you, your guide can help you, with increasing clarity and humor, negotiate all the difficulties of your thoughts and emotions...

The more often you listen to this wise guide, the more easily you will be able to change your negative moods yourself, see through them, and even laugh at them for the absurd dramas and ridiculous illusions that they are...

The more you listen, the more guidance you will receive. If you follow the voice of your wise guide... and let the ego fall silent, you come to experience that presence of wisdom and joy and bliss that you really are.
(p. 120-121)

The ego
So ego, then, is the absence of true knowledge of who we really are, together with its result: a doomed clutching on, at all costs, to a cobbled together and makeshift image of ourselves, an inevitably chameleon charlatan self that keeps changing and has to, to keep alive the fiction of its existence... Ego is then defined as incessant movements of grasping at a delusory notion of "I" and "mine," self and other, and all the concepts, ideas, desires, and activity that will sustain that false construction... The fact that we need to grasp at all and go on and on grasping shows that in the depths of our being we know that the self does not inherently exist...
{The ego's greatest triumph} is to inveigle us into believing its best interests are our best interests, and even into identifying our very survival with its own. This is a savage irony, considering that ego and its grasping are at the root of all our suffering. Yet ego is so convincing, and we have been its dupe for so long, that the thought that we might ever become egoless terrifies us.
unhinged i think people of any religion can learn from the practices of loving kindness and compassion that sogyal rinpoche teaches. just by reading his book, i was showered by his loving kindness. sounds fanatical maybe, and believe me spirituality is as shocking a thing for me as it is maybe for some of you to hear me talk like this. but it is so beautiful. i carry the light of compassion with me everywhere and i am happy. practice may be an effort to work on in the future. but i have had some realization of the nature of my mind and the need for compassion to every living thing. the practice of compassion melts suffering. it is an amazing thing. the fact that i am peaceful for the first time in my life is an amazing thing. not that i still don't have my moments, but that's what practice is for. practice makes perfect.
from 'the tibetan book of living and dying' appendix four 'two mantras' by sogyal rinpoche

the mantra of compassion, OM MANI PADME HUM, is pronounced by tibetans: Om Mani Peme Hung. it embodies the compassion and blessing of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, and invokes especially the blessing of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. Avalokiteshvara is a manifestation of the Buddha in the Sambhogakaya, and his mantra is considered the essence of the Buddha's compassion for all beings. just as Padmasambhava is the most important master for the tibetan people, Avalokiteshvara is the most important buddha, and the karmic deity of tibet.

countless ages ago, it is said, a thousand princes vowed to become buddhas. one resolved to become the Buddha we know as Gautama Siddhartha; Avalokiteshvara, however, vowed not to attain enlightenment until all the other thousand princes had themselves become buddhas. in his infinite compassion, he vowed too to liberate all sentient beings from the sufferings of the different realms of samsara. before the buddhas of the ten directions, he prayed: 'may i help all beings, and if ever i tire in this great work, may my body be shattered into a thousand pieces.' first, it is said, he descended into the hell realms, ascending gradually through the world of hungry ghosts, up to the realm of the gods. from there he happened to look down and swa, aghast, that though he had saved innumerable beings from hell, countless more were pouring in. this plunged him into the profoundest grief; for a moment he almost lost faith in that noble vow he had taken, and his body exploded into a thousand pieces. in his desperation, he called out to all the buddhas for help, who came to his aid from all directions fo the universe, as one text said, like a soft blizzard of snowflakes. with their great power the buddhas made him whoel again, and from then on Avalokiteshvara had eleven heads, and a thousand arms, and on each palm of each hand was an eye, signifying that union of wisdom and skillful means that is the mark of true compassion. in this form he was even more resplendent and empowered than before to help all beings, and his compassion grew even more intense as again and again he repeated this vow before the buddhas: 'may i not attain final buddhahood before all sentient beings attain enlgithenment.'

it is written in the mahayana sutras that Avalokiteshvara gave him mantra to the Buddha himself, and Buddha in trun granted him the special and noble task of helping all beings in the universe toward buddhahood. at this moment all the gods rained flowers on them, the earth shook, and the air rang with the sound OM MANI PADME HUM HRIH.

the teachings explain that each of the six syllbles of the mantra - OM MA NI PAD ME HUM - has a specific and potent effect in bringing about transformation at different levels of our being. the six syllables purify completely the six poisonous negative emotions, which are the manifestations of ignorance, and which cause us to act negatively with our body, speech, and mind, so creating samsara and our suffering in it. pride, jealousy, desire, ignorance, greed, and anger are transformed, through the mantra, into their true nature, the wisdoms of the six buddha families that become manifest in the enlightened mind.

so when we recite OM MANI PADME HUM, the six negative emotions, which are the couse of the six realms of samsare, are purified. this is how reciting the six syllables prevents rebirth in each of the six realms, and also dispels the suffering inherent in each realm. at the same time reciting OM MANI PADME HUM completely purifies the aggregates of ego, the skandhas, and perfects the six kinds of transcendental action of the heart of the enlightened mind, the paramitas of: generosity, harmonious conduct, endurance, enthusiasm, concentration, and insight. it is also said that OM MANI PADME HUM grants strong protection from all kinds of negative influences, and various different forms of illness.

often HRIH, the 'seed-syllable' of Avalokiteshvara, is added to the mantra to make OM MANI PADME HUM HRIH. the essence of the compassion of all the Buddhas, HRIH, is the catalyst that activates the compassion of the Buddhas to transform our negative emotions into their wisdom nature.

Kalu Rinpoche writes:
another way of interpreting the mantra is that the syllable OM is the essence of enlightened form; MANI PADME, the four syllables in the middle, represent the speech of enlightenment; and the last syllable, HUM, represents the mind of enlightenment. the body, speech, and mind of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas are inherent in the sound of this mantra. it purifies the obscurations of body, speech and mind, and brings all beings to the state of realization. when it is joined with our own faith and efforts in meditation and recitation, the transformative power of the mantra arises and develops. it is truly possible to purify ourselves in this way.

pp. 389 - 391
a "point Tonglen 040831
hsg all things at the price of an effort

what's it to you?
who go