Om Mani Pud Me Hum & Garnet Buddhist Ring
The word ‘garnet’ comes from ‘granatus,’ a Latin word meaning ‘seed-like.’ This may refer to the crystals' appearance, which resembles small seeds embedded in a rock. Its blood-red hue became the ‘warrior stone,’ carried in a battle for protection and courage. Believed to protect one from wounds, Garnet was used to decorating influential leaders' swords and armor. Garnet has the energy of passion, creativity, and joy. It exudes vitality, power, and nourishment of sensual life because it evokes the fire element's spirit.
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 ring 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."
To further understand the meaning of the OM MANI PADME HUM, please read:
Om means the vibration of the universe, symbolizes one’s impure body, speech, and mind. This sound is the most important sound of all as it is the God-force or universal energy. When chanted, it will release attachment to pride and ego, establishing generosity.
Ma Ni means the jewel and the intention of becoming enlightened. Symbolizes the method, compassion, and love, the altruistic intention to become enlightened. The Ma releases the attachment to jealousy and lust, establishing ethics. While Ni releases the attachment to passion and desire, establishing patience.
Pad Me means lotus and symbolizes wisdom. Pad releases attachment to ignorance and prejudice, establishing perseverance. TheMe releases attachment to possessiveness and greed, establishing concentration.
Hum means inseparability, symbolizing purity, and can be achieved by the unity of method and wisdom. When chanted, it releases attachment to hatred and aggression, establishing wisdom.
This chant brings you joy and peaceful vibrations, and supposedly, contained in this verse is the truth of the nature of suffering and how to remove its causes.