Re: om manipadme hum

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Posted by Rochelle ( on April 30, 2000 at 11:59:34:

In Reply to: Re: om manipadme hum posted by edvard tam on April 29, 2000 at 14:42:10:

:You mentioned the Dalai Lama's explanation of this mantra. It is basically the same as I quoted from Lama Surya Das. The Dalai Lama explained, according to Buddha's Village:
Mani, meaning Jewel
Padme, meaning Lotus, symbolizes wisdom
Hum, meaning indivisibility

In short, the Dalai Lama states that "you should not seek for Buddhahood outside of yourself; the substances for the achievement of Buddhahood are within."

This is the same concept as The Jewel is in the Lotus, the things we seek are within us all.

Thank you.

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