The sacred Om Mani Padme Hum mantra held in very high regard in Buddhism is believed to bring a lot of good look to the wearer as well as protection from natural calamities, accidents and evil spirits. It’s also believed to bring profound love and peaceful energy, good health and good news into your life.
Om Mani Padme Hum is a mantra that translates to “Hail the jewel in the lotus.” This chant is associated with Bodhisattva Guan Yin or Avalokiteshvara, the Goddess of Mercy. This goddess is important to many Asian religions, because she is referred to as “the one who hears the cries of the world.” She teaches her followers how to be loving and compassionate toward other human beings, which is a virtue that many Buddhists strive for. She comes to aid those in need who recite her mantra during times of distress.
Every syllable in this mantra has a specific meaning and each of these syllables work together to produce energy that protects and inspires.
The first syllable (Om or Aum) has no meaning but rather it’s a sound. Everything in the universe is said to be connected and joined by vibrating energy and Om is considered as the humming sound of this cosmic energy, the sound of existence. It’s the most important syllable of Mantra tradition and can be found in a majority of Mantra.
Mani means “jewel” and is often used with padme (lotus), making the meaning of this part of the chant “jewel lotus.” Lotus flowers signify the blossoming of the mind, the passing from darkness into being enlightened. In feng shui, it symbolizes joy, happiness, harmony, and peace. Jewel lotus when combined, refers to Guan Yin.
Hum represents the esteemed trinity of man, heaven and earth. The syllable is believed to invoke the aid of cosmic forces to help overcome and get through adversity.
Om Mani Padme Hum is also known as “The Mantra of Universal Protection.” Chanting the mantra “om mani padme hum”, especially in the worst of situations is believed to summon swift protection and blessings by all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. You will also be offered wisdom, tranquility, comfort and guidance in dealing with sickness, grief, depression, relationship issues, and family problems.