Om Mani Padme Hum panel - horizontal
This mantra it is formed by a sequence of six syllables sacred (Tib. ཡིག་ དྲུག་, yig drug) which are spoken by the practitioner, deeply focused on the essence of Bodhisattva who is about to invoke. These six syllables are accompanied to a seventh, HRIH, syllable of the compassion.
One of the most common meanings attributed to him is the location of the jewel (symbol of the bodhicitta) in the lotus (symbol of human consciousness).
Tibetan commentaries (see e.g. མ་ ནི་ བཀའ་ འབུམ Ma ṇi bka '' bum), tie the acting of this mantra, and its six syllables, with the six Buddha that act in you are destinies (Sans. ṣaḍ jagati, Tib. འགྲོ་བ་ རིགས་ དྲུག་, 'gro-ba rigs-drug). The teachings related to the mantra are attributed to Buddha Amitabha, Shakyamuni Buddha and Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche).
Their symbolic meaning, in this interpretative context, would correspond to:
- Oṃ (white) connected to Buddha Ratnasaṃbhāva, protects from pride therefore from the fate of deva;
- But (green) connected to the Amoghasiddhi Buddha, protects from jealousy, therefore from the fate of the Asura;
- Ṇi (yellow) connected to Buddha Śākyamuni (or a Vajradhara, in Tibetan Dorje Chang, Eternal Buddha depiction ofAdi-Buddha), protects againstignorance, therefore from the fate of the men.
- Pad (blue) connected to Vairocana Buddha, protects from dullness and mental darkness, therefore from the fate of animals;
- Me (red) connected to Buddha Amitābha, protects againstgreed, therefore from the fate of the Black;
- Hūṃ (black) connected to Akṣobhya Buddha, protects from anger and hatred, therefore from fate infernal.
In Tibet this mantra it is found everywhere: engraved on the rocks, carved in the votive stones that travelers place on the characteristic "prayer walls", painted on the flags (Chattar), and the six syllables are iconographically painted with different symbolic colors.
Size: 85 x 17