Om Mani Padme Hum Mala Buddha Bracelet
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Om Mani Padme Hum is a six-syllable Sanskrit mantra in Tibetan Buddhism. Also known as the Mani Mantra, it is one of the most important and most powerful mantras in the Buddhist tradition.
As a powerful symbol, the Om Mani Padme Hum bracelet is perfect for those who want to achieve happiness, luck, and good fortune. But most importantly, this bracelet has touched the hearts of those who desire enlightenment.
“Om Mani Padme Hum” (derived from Sanskrit) is the most widely known and popular mantra used in Buddhism. This six-syllable phrase which can be transliterated to "Hail the Jewel in the Lotus," is an invocation mantra of the Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion who protects one from harm. The Bodhisattva vowed to free all sentient beings from suffering and appear anywhere to help all beings in danger and distress. Om Mani Padme Hum is also referred to as "The Mantra of Universal Protection" or the "Six Character Great Bright Mantra."
If one were to uphold this mantra's recitation, regardless of one's whereabouts, one would be protected by all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and gods, dragons, and others of the eightfold division. It can cut off one's ignorance and open up one's wisdom; subdue demons and heal illnesses; dispel calamities and lengthens life; bestows immeasurable blessings and wisdom and gain profound tranquility. It can save and alleviate hundreds and thousands of suffering and difficulty.
The first, Om, is composed of three letters. A, U, and M. These symbolize the practitioner's impure body, speech, and mind; they also symbolize the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.
Can impure body, speech, and mind be transformed into pure body, speech, and mind, or are they entirely separate?
All Buddhas are cases of beings who were like ourselves and then, in dependence on the path, became enlightened; Buddhism does not assert that there is anyone who from the beginning is free from faults and possesses all good qualities. The development of pure body, speech, and mind comes from gradually leaving the impure states, and they're being transformed into purity.
Mani, meaning jewel, symbolizes a method's factors—the altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassionate, and love.
Just as a jewel is capable of removing poverty, the altruistic mind of enlightenment can remove the poverty, or difficulties, of cyclic existence and solitary peace.
Similarly, just as a jewel fulfills sentient beings' wishes, so the altruistic intention to become enlightened fulfills the wishes of sentient beings.
The two syllables, padme, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom, just as a lotus grows forth from mud but is not sullied by the faults of mud, so wisdom is capable of putting you in a situation of non-contradiction. In contrast, there would be a contradiction if you did not have wisdom.
There is wisdom realizing impermanence, wisdom realizing that persons are empty of being self-sufficient or substantially existent, a wisdom that realizes the emptiness of duality—that is to say, of a difference of entity between subject and object—and wisdom that realizes the emptiness of inherent existence.
Though there are many different types of wisdom, the main of all these is the wisdom realizing emptiness.
Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable hum, indicating indivisibility. According to the sutra system, this indivisibility of method and wisdom refers to wisdom affected by method and method affected by wisdom.
In the mantra or tantric, vehicle refers to one consciousness in which there is the full form of both wisdom and method as one undifferentiable entity.
In terms of the five Conqueror Buddhas' seed syllables, the hum is the seed syllable of Akshobhya—the immovable, the unfluctuating, that which cannot be disturbed by anything.