The Powers Of Six Syllables Mantra

The wisdom mantra called the six true words, six-syllable Sanskrit mantra or the six-character great bright mantra.













The six syllables perfect the Six Paramitas of the bodhisattvas.

  • Om is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity,
  • Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics,
  • Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience.
  • Pad, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance,
  • Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable
  • Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.

So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom.

The six syllables purify the six realms of existence in suffering.

“The six syllables, Om Mani Padme Hum, mean that in dependence on the practice which is in indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.”

Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. Viewing the written form of the mantra is said to have the same effect — it is often carved into stones, like the one pictured above, and placed where people can see them.

Spinning the written form of the mantra around in a Mani wheel is also believed to give the same benefit as saying the mantra, and Mani wheels, small hand wheels and large wheels with millions of copies of the mantra inside, are found everywhere in the lands influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

The True Sound of Truth

Om Mani Padme Hum means “Hail the Jewel in the Lotus.” The jewel, in this case, is the Buddha of Compassion.

It’s a word or phrase repeated over and over again during meditation. But using mantras for meditation involves a lot more than just sounding like a broken record. They’re generally sacred in nature – a name or sound that both uplifts you and helps you keep your focus during meditation. In other words, they’re designed to change you.


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