“...Om Mani Padme Hum, the six syllable mantra, means that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha...”
Sound complex? Yes, it is! Buddhism can be as complicated as it is vast. The simplest thing to remember about this powerful Tibetan Mantra is that it brings peace and joy to whoever says it or hears it.
If you find yourself in a difficult or
situation, it is incredibly beneficial to take a few seconds to breath deeply and slowly and repeat this mantra to yourself.
It has a very calming effect, try it!
Benefits of reciting the Six Syllable Mantra
Extracted from The Daily Enlightenment
This powerful mantra's sound and vibration invoke the blessings of all Buddhas to liberate the sufferings of all sentient beings. It removes negative karmas and defilements like greed, anger and ignorance that causes rebirth in the six realms of samsara. This mantra is so precious and holy that it embodies the Buddha's holy speech. By listening to it with faith and understanding, one is sure to obtain good rebirths after death. If any animal or insect should hear this mantra before dying, it would be reborn to Amitabha's Pure land. While reciting the mantra with mindfulness and a proper understanding , one is ensured of its effectiveness to increase positive merits and the spiritual power of compassion. By dedicating the merits of recitation to all beings and especially our loved ones in times of pain and sickness, all sufferings will dissolve.