A Tibetan ring with Om Mani Pad Me Hum characters. Self-fitting, open ring in various text versions. Om Mani Padme Hum (OMPMH ) is the best known and most widely used Buddhist mantra. Anyone who feels inspired can use this mantra. So it does not require the dedication of a master. Cancelling or singing this mantra brings you to rest. Then you come back to yourself. Literally Om Mani Padme Hum means: ‘I honour the pearl in the lotus’. The mantra is addressed to the bodhisatva Avalokitesvara, who is asked for advice and comfort. This is also the owner of the jewel (wisdom) in the lotus. Avalokiteshvara is a Buddha, who often reveals himself as a saint. The Buddha symbolizes a great power of compassion. Without distinction and without partiality, this Buddha is given to all sentient beings.
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