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Om mani padme hum  Term Image (Oṃ maṇi padme hum) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: Literally, "O Thou jewel in the lotus, hail."
Long Description: Literally, "O Thou jewel in the lotus, hail;" a formula of Tibetan Buddhism having numerous levels of meaning; the "masculine" jewel may be interpreted as either the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig in Tibet) or Buddhahood as such, and the "feminine" lotus may be seen as either his counterpart, Tara, or the pure and humble soul in a state of spiritual readiness.
Source(s): The Fullness of God: Frithjof Schuon on Christianity, by Frithjof Schuon, edited by Dr. James S. Cutsinger
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Related Terms: padma
Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms