I was born and raised in a Buddhist tradition where chanting mantra and Buddhist scriptures were a normal practice of worshiping the Buddha. Even though it was something that I loved as a child, I found myself drifting away from it in my adult life. However, there is one particular mantra that is dear to my heart and it’s the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”.
It’s the mantra of the Bodhisattva of compassion. There are different ways to understand the mantra, but I’d suggest that you realize your own understanding by noticing your feelings in the body when meditating on the mantra. I’ve made a sound meditation of the mantra for you.
Personally, I feel that this mantra somehow represents the essence of Buddhism, the beauty of Zen. Some might say that Zen tradition does not involve mantra. But for me, Zen is everything.
Zen is life.
And when I chant this mantra, I’m at peace. I’m love. I’m One with the Life Force. And through this recording, I wish to share with you the beauty of the mantra.
Take a listen to the sample below and see if it activates your heart.
May it show you the way of Light and Love.