Today I want to continue our series on mantras, which are phrases or even single sounds typically used during meditation. These phrases can be said out loud or silently to oneself. One mantra that I mentioned briefly last week was Om Mani Padme Hum. I love this mantra because when repeated and meditated on, it is meant to bring you towards enlightenment and understanding of the true nature of suffering.
The central portion of the mantra, Mani Padme means “jewel in the lotus.” However, to fully understand the mantra, it needs to be broken down into its six syllables.
Om (ohm) – The sound or “vibration” of the universe. In this context, the sound is meant to eliminate any connection to one’s ego.
Ma (mah)- Removes the attachment of jealousy.
Ni (nee)- Removes the attachment of desire.
Pad (pahd) – Removes the attachment of prejudice.
Me (meh)- Removes the attachment to possessiveness.
Hum (hum)- Removes the attachment to hatred.
Here is a short video of this mantra’s meaning explained by the Dalai Lama:
Mantras are meant to be repeated often throughout one’s day. What helps you meditate and repeat your mantras throughout the day?
If you’re new to meditation, I suggest checking out this blog post or have a look at my meditation practice. I also recommend starting with guided meditations, you can download my free waning moon guided meditation here.
Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.