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 infinitesimal point - and disappears!

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