Om Mani Padme Hum is a mantra with infinite benefits. It’s at the heart of many Buddist traditions, and our contemporary composition of this beloved mantra lifts the soul.
Every one of the Buddha’s teachings is believed to reside within this one powerful mantra. It is repeated over and over again to invoke the loving and unconditional qualities of compassion.
But just because we repeat the mantra, doesn’t mean we loop it. Far from it. Our tracks evolve from a calm, single voice with piano, to a full orchestral and drum track with a choir recorded in Madagascar.
Across Northern India, Nepal and Tibet, you’ll often see this beloved mantra etched in stone. And according to the Dalai Lama, Om Mani Padme Hum has the power to:
“transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure body, speech and mind of a Buddha.”
But what does it mean?
The sound, Om, is believed to be the primordial sound of all creation.
The ma syllable in mani is associated with dissolving jealousy and the attachment to fleeting pleasures.
Pad is a syllable that dissolves our attachments to the many prejudices and judgmental notions we have while cultivating the quality of perseverance.
With the syllable hum, we work to dissolve our attachments to aggression and hatred.
The one phrase that is said to sum it all up is this:
“The jewel is in the lotus”
We all have the lotus flower within us; sometimes it’s just covered up, and our version of this mantra can help uncover the lotus flower, so we sparkle once again.
Each track comes with a compressed MP3 file (smaller file size) and a broadcast quality WAV file (larger file size). The tracks are identical, the only difference is the file type.