Secrets of Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra Meditation
Sri Amit Ray tells us about the significance of Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra and the details of Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra Meditation.
Om Mani Padme Hum is the mantra for opening the heart chakra. This mantra meditation removes the tensions and releases the physic knots of the heart center, which in turn removes the root causes of most physical and mental ailments. Many practitioners have achieved great results with this mantra.
The vibrational feelings of this mantra is associated with love, compassion, emotional stability, security, forgiveness and kindness. Om Mani Padme Hum is the mantra of awakening the collective consciousness or Universal consciousness. This is a mantra has a special purifying and healing effect not only for the person chanting it, but also on the people and all beings around. The Hindu God associated with this mantra is Ishvara or the Hari. The chanting of this mantra brings not only divine blessing and divine energy but also happiness, health, wealth, prosperity and overall well-beings.
Heart Chakra and the Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra
Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is associated with the heart chakra. The Heart Chakra is located at the center of the chest. It is also known as Anahata Chakra. In Sanskrit, the word Ananhat means “unstruck,” “unhurt” or “unbeaten.” The heart chakra is in the middle of the seven major chakras. It is the place where inside merges with outside. It is the place where heaven and earth meets together. It is the seat of pure cosmic consciousness. It is associated with the color green. Hence, Om Mani Padme Hum mantra is considered as the mantra of life energy. It is the mantra of loving kindness.
Meaning of the Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra
Om Mani Padme Hum means “I am remembering the cosmic divine jewel, that is within my lotus heart.” As you remember the meaning of this mantra, it brings self-acceptance, love and compassion into your everyday life. The literal meanings of the four words are as follows:
OM: Primordial seed vibration of the Universe – The ultimate reality
MANI: Jewel – the intention to become enlightened, filled with compassion and love
PADME: Lotus – symbolizing purity, wisdom, bliss and how the lotus grows from the mud but is not tarnished by the mud
HUM: representing the immovable, the indivisible
There are 114 chakras or energy centers in our body. Heart chakra is the most prominent one. It is only when all of these chakras are balanced and clear, you can feel your best in both body, mind and spirit.
Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra Meditation:
Om Mani Padme Hum is a simple but very effective mantra for relaxation and establishing deep divine connection with the Cosmic Self. With this meditation you are primarily blossoming your awareness to not only personal and physical forms of love, but Universal love and the acceptance of your true self. This meditation can be practiced for as short as 10-25 minutes in the morning and evening. It is usually done while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed. While undergoing this meditation, a person’s awareness starts to settle down and begins to experience a unique state of relaxing alertness. As the body further becomes deeply relaxed, the mind begins to transcend all mental activity in order to experience the simplest form of awareness. This is the state where the consciousness is open to itself.
In this practice, power of imagination is required. If possible visualize a Golden Flame or Golden lighted lotus around your heart center.
The constant aware repetition of mantra is called japa. You can repeat the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” or “Om” in this heart chakra. Ultimately, when you drop the mantra, the vibration of the mantra will dive you into the deeper inner being. Focus on tuning into feelings of love and compassion for yourself and others, letting the divine energy radiate through your whole body.
Remember to be continually mindful of every mental and physical activity that you do. This is important because if you meditate and forget that you are meditating, you may not be successful in reaching the higher meditation stages.
When you are ready to finish your relaxation session, take a deep breath. Slowly bring your awareness back to the present. Become more aware of the surroundings, time and place you are in. At the end of meditation, make a wish: “May the fruits of this meditation ultimately lead me and all beings to the awakened state of eternal happiness.” You may phrase the sentence in your own words. Feel your experience for a few moments. Enjoy your relaxed feeling. Bring back your normal level of alertness. Regular practice of this meditation will help your consciousness to expand more and more and lead you to a feeling of oneness.
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