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Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum  is a spiritual onomatopoeia within which hides a mystery. Whether or not there is meaning to be gotten from somewhere deep within the saying, I find it far more interesting to  practice it, to say it and feel it, and become an instrument of focus which the subliminal can utilise to manifest itself . There is in our subconscious a mass of influences and socialisation kept hidden from the Ego. This  unreflected  consciousness , as Sartre refers to it, I take to be the fount of our recursive existence. There are others who take a doxographic approach, content with listing a lexical meaning: “praise to the jewel in the lotus”, some say is the direct English meaning. And by thereby pinning it down with exactitude, its utility as a mantra of focus for the subconscious and subliminal is lost. The hidden influences shy away from the light of language. So say it, sound it out, over and over:  Om Mani Padme Hum, 唵嘛呢叭咪吽 , until the self reflects itself again and again to an inf