Leyla Hur

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2 years ago 151 notes om mani padme hum om mani padme hum tattoo spiritual spiritual art spiritual tattoo spiritualism spirituality tattoo tattoos mantra protection buddhism buddhist blessings chenrezig avalokiteshvara dalai lama reincarnation diety meditation teachings of buddha buddha tibetan generosity ethics patience diligence renunciation wisdom symbolism

Om Mani Padme Hum

The word mantra means mind protection and a mantra is a series of symbols that evoke a spiritual written, spoken, or sung response. Om Mani Padme Hum is the most common of all Buddhist mantras and is used to invoke the blessings of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara, where of the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation), the Buddhist deity that represents ultimate compassion. This prayer is repeated as part of meditation.
There is no accurate direct translation of this mantra, it is believed to contain all of the teachings of Buddha. Each syllable has a special meaning, symbol and color within Tibetan writing:

Om: generosity (purifies pride/bliss)
Ma: ethics (purifies jealousy/lust for entertainment)
Ni: patience (purifies passion/desire)
Pad:diligence (purifies ignorance/prejudice)
Me: renunciation (purifies poverty/possessiveness)
Hum: wisdom (purifies aggression/hatred)
Om Mani Padme Hum tattoos are more than just the words or symbols, they are often part of a larger tattoo incorporating the lotus flower or broken into their individual elements. When each syllable is present, the tattoo is used to focus the wearer to a specific aspect or trait the symbol would represent.

Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum Tattoos

The word mantra means mind protection and a mantra is a series of symbols that evoke a spiritual written, spoken, or sung response. Om Mani Padme Hum is the most common of all Buddhist mantras and is used to invoke the blessings of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara, where of the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation), the Buddhist deity that represents ultimate compassion. This prayer is repeated as part of meditation.

There is no accurate direct translation of this mantra, it is believed to contain all of the teachings of Buddha. Each syllable has a special meaning, symbol and color within Tibetan writing:

Om Mani Padme Hum
  • Om: generosity (purifies pride/bliss)
  • Ma: ethics (purifies jealousy/lust for entertainment)
  • Ni: patience (purifies passion/desire)
  • Pad:diligence (purifies ignorance/prejudice)
  • Me: renunciation (purifies poverty/possessiveness)
  • Hum: wisdom (purifies aggression/hatred)

Om Mani Padme Hum tattoos are more than just the words or symbols, they are often part of a larger tattoo incorporating the lotus flower or broken into their individual elements. When each syllable is present, the tattoo is used to focus the wearer to a specific aspect or trait the symbol would represent.

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