Posted by Rochelle (188.8.131.52) 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.
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