What is the deeper revealed meaning of the mantra, OM MANI PADME HUM? Usually this mantra is translated as, “OM the jewel in the lotus, HUM”. What does this tell us? Nothing! To understand this mantra involves a great deal of knowledge about the occult constitution of man and his relationship to deity. This is a blog so I will be brief and just give the basic points that an aspirant can use to further their investigation. To start, I will discuss each word of the mantra. 1) OM: The ‘OM’ is called in Sanskrit, ‘Pranava’. For a mantra it indicates that the origins of the mantra is from the source, the One Life and Light, Ishvara, Logos, or God. It further means that it… Continue reading
Today the word ‘mantra’ has gone mainstream. Generally it relates to an often repeated phrase. In the late 1960’s with the introduction of Yoga on a wide scale many mantras were first made public. As Yoga became more popular, the chanting of mantras became so popular that even magazines like Psychology Today did an article on mantras questioning whether they could help create a peaceful state of mind. All of a sudden, North America was awash in gurus selling enlightenment, nirvana, and even mantras.
So what is a Mantra? For most, Mantras were a group of Sanskrit words that would be chanted repetitively in a devotional attitude in order to experience a transcendental state’. Some saw mantras as a mystic formula that if chanted correctly… Continue reading