What is the meaning of the tibetan buddhist chant that sounds like this: ohm muni bemi hey?






  1. You probably mean: Om Mani Padme Hum, which is pronounced many different ways throughought the world.
    Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion.
    It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum can not really be translated into a simple phrase or sentence.
    It is appropriate, though, to say a little about the mantra, so that people who want to use it in their meditation practice will have some sense of what they are doing, and people who are just curious will understand a little better what the mantra is and why it is so important to Tibetan Buddhists.
    Reading from left to right the syllables are:
    Om (ohm)Ma (mah)Ni (nee)Pad (pahd)Me (may)Hum (hum)
    The vowel in the sylable Hu (is pronounced as in the English word ‘book’. The final consonant in that syllable is often pronounced ‘ng’ as in ‘song’ — Om Mani Padme Hung. There is one further complication: The syllablePad is pronounced Pe (peh) by many Tibetans: Om Mani Peme Hung.
    People who learn about the mantra naturally want to know what it means, and often ask for a translation into English or some other Western language. However, Om Mani Padme Hum can not really be translated into a simple phrase or even a few sentences.
    All of the Dharma is based on Buddha’s discovery that suffering is unnecessary: Like a disease, once we really face the fact that suffering exists, we can look more deeply and discover it’s cause; and when we discover that the cause is dependent on certain conditions, we can explore the possibility of removing those conditions.
    Buddha taught many very different methods for removing the cause of suffering, methods appropriate for the very different types and conditions and aptitudes of suffering beings. For those who had the capacity to understand it, he taught the most powerful method of all, a method based on the practice of compassion. It is known as the Mahayana, or Great Vehicle, because practicing it benefits all beings, without partiality. It is likened to a vast boat that carries all the beings in the universe across the sea of suffering.
    Within the Mahayana the Buddha revealed the possibility of very quickly benefiting all beings, including oneself, by entering directly into the awakened state of mind, or Buddhahood, without delay. Again, there are different ways of accomplishing this, but the most powerful, and at the same time the most accessible, is to link ones own mind with the mind of a Buddha.
    In visualization practice we imagine ourselves to be a Buddha, in this case the Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig. By replacing the thought of yourself as you with the thought of yourself as Chenrezig, you gradually reduce and eventually remove the fixation on your personal self, which expands your loving kindness and compassion, toward yourself and toward others, and your intelligence and wisdom becomes enhanced, allowing you to see clearly what someone really needs and to communicate with them clearly and accurately.
    In most religious traditions one prays to the deities of the tradition in the hopes of receiving their blessing, which will benefit one in some way. In the vajrayana Buddhist tradition, however, the blessing and the power and the superlative qualities of the enlightened beings are not considered as coming from an outside source, but are believed to be innate, to be aspects of our own true nature. Chenrezig and his love and compassion are within us.

  2. In Mahayana Branch, it is one of the line in the holy book which is used for the common people to purify the gosh ( a dirty form of soul.) Its meaning is to purify something bad in your mind!

  3. You’re in luck! This very well could be the mantra of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Infinite Compassion and anyone can recite it. Many people say it millions of times throughout their lifetime. Chenrezig has many aspects and emanations, but one popular aspect has 1000 Arms and can reach out to beings in all six realms (and prevent rebirth in them, hence the six syllables), three times and ten directions of existence to alleviate the suffering of all sentient beings. The mantra of Chenrezig is tremendously popular among all Dharma practitioners in the Himalayan region, central Asia, Mongolia and Russia. Chenrezig is also known as Avalokiteshvara in India and Kwan Yin in other parts of Asia and the Pacific. His Holiness The Dalai Lama is believed to be Chenrezig in person! Compassion for others, and equanimity towards friends, enemies and strangers are fundamental to the Mahayana path – and for this reason this mantra is of tremendous benefit to recite to pacify suffering for oneself and to recite for the sick, dead and dying.

  4. This is hard to determine from your spelling there, but it’s likely Ohm mani padme hum… and it has very deep meaning and a rich past, but the most generalized meaning (superficial too) is “Hail to the Jewel on the Lotus”… more can be learned by reading the book, “The Origins of Om Manipadme Hum” by Alexander Studholme available at Snowlionpub.com
    Many Buddhist chants are intentionally garbled so that the tantric aspects aren’t misused or misinterpreted by the those not initiated into that tantric practice (and therefore preventing suffering), but this mantra has sutric level uses as well as tantric.

  5. Sometimes translated as ‘the jewel is in the lotus’ it means much more than that.
    Actually the common reading is “Om mani padme hum.”
    Hope that helps a bit.

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