Om Mani Padme Hum

Om Mani Padme Hum

Literally Translated, the words of this Hindu mantra mean “OM, the jewel in the lotus, HUM.”

OM is probably the most common sound you will find in Hindu mantras. It’s not really translatable but sometimes considered the sacred sound that was the first sound in the Universe.

HUM, similarly, has more significance than its general translation ‘Indivisible’ and it gives power to the words around it.

One way to understand this mantra, as explained in the Mantrapedia is that our practice is ‘the jewel in the lotus;’ by doing yoga, meditating, and generally doing the good deeds that our higher self would be doing, we become that higher self.

We like to think of this mantra as ‘Practice makes Perfect,’ if you do the things that the person you want to be would do, you will become that person.