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OM MANI PADME HUM
Chenrezig (the Jewel in the Lotus) is the universal mantra of Love and Compassion. When we recite this mantra, we are in fact continually repeating the name of Chenrezig, the Buddha of all compassion and love. This mantra is invested by the grace and power of the mind of Chenrezig, who himself gathers the grace of compassion of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas. In this view, the mantra is endowed with the capacity to purify our mind from the veils that obscure it.
Table of Contents
- 1 - Who is Chenrezig?
- 2 - Chenrezig Mantra
- 3 - What is the meaning of Chenrezig Mantra?
- 4 - What are the benefits of the Chenrezig Mantra?
Who is Chenrezig?
Chenrezig, also known as Avalokitesvara, “One who looks with the unwavering eye,” is the most revered of all Bodhisattva, embodying the compassion of all Buddhas.
Om Mane Padme Hum
Siddham Mantra of Chenrezig
Tibetan Uchen mantra of Chenrezig
Tibetan Ume mantra of Chenrezig
Lantsa Mantra of Chenrezig
Ranjana mantra of Chenrezig
om ma ni pa dma hum
What is the meaning of Chenrezig Mantra?
The mantra opens the mind to love and compassion and leads it towards awakening. Each syllable has a genuine effect:
OM purifies the veils of the body. MA purifies the veils of speech. NI purifies the veils of the mind. PAD purifies the veils of conflicting emotions. Me purifies the veils of latent conditioning. HUM purifies the veil that covers knowledge. Likewise, each six-syllable has itself a prayer, each syllable has itself the six paramitas, the six transcendental perfections, each of the syllables is related to the six buddhas reigning over the six buddha families and each syllable also links them to the six pearls of wisdom – the wisdom of equanimity, the wisdom of activity, the wisdom born of itself, the wisdom of dharmadhatu, the discriminating wisdom and the mirror-like wisdom.
In Tibet, the mantra of Chenrezig was recited by everybody. Its popularity and simplicity, rather than lessening its greatness, conferred on it an even greater value. This was expressed in a humorous saying: In the beginning, no suffering in not knowing it. In the middle, no pride in knowing it. In the end, no fear of forgetting it.
What are the benefits of the Chenrezig Mantra?
Chenrezig Mantra is often chanted in order to achieve enlightenment quickly for all beings.