The Six True Words of Buddhism are Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum. It is said in Buddhism that contained in Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum verse, is the truth about the nature of suffering and how to remove its causes.The Mani mantra, as the verse is sometimes called, is the most widely used verse of all Buddhist mantras, and is opened to anyone who feels inspired to practice it ... it does not require prior initiation by a lama (meditation master).
It is sometimes helpful to prepare oneself for the Mani mantra by doing a little visualisation exercise. It is said we should imagine ourselves to be a Buddha, in this case the Buddha of Compassion. By replacing the thought of yourself as you with the thought of yourself as Buddha of Compassion, 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.
Yoga and Buddhism are closely related but is not the same thing. While on the surface, we tend to look at Yoga and Buddhism as similar, it is important to point out that the basic beliefs underlying the practices differ greatly.
In Study Buddhism, a project of Berzin Archives e.V. the differences are brilliantly laid out:
- Yoga texts often say that reality is maya – an illusion that doesn’t exist. Buddhism doesn’t claim that reality doesn’t exist at all, but says our projections of reality are irrational, unrealistic, and problematic.
- Yoga is a theistic system with belief in an atman – a soul, as well as Brahma – a creator God. Buddhism denies the existence of both of these.
- The final state of liberation in yoga practice is often described as a union between our atman and the creator Brahma. In Buddhism, understanding reality and getting rid of negative tendencies has nothing to do with a soul or a higher being, but is solely about mastering our own mind.
- Ahimsa – the principle of nonviolence is shared by both systems. Other aspects of ethical behaviour are understood in different ways, for instance: The yogic path is often described as being an ascetic way (tapas), while Buddha placed a strong emphasis on following the middle way, without falling into the extremes of hedonism and asceticism.
- Practicing modern styles of yoga can most definitely be beneficial to Buddhist practice, as long as we’re mindful of the differences in the philosophical views of each system, are careful not to mix them, and practice the two in separate sessions.
H.H. The Dalai Lama has provided just such an analysis, in a Web page The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum. He concludes his discussion with this synopsis: "Thus the six syllables, Om Mani Padme Hum, mean that in dependence on the practice which is in indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech and mind into the pure body, speech, and mind of a Buddha."
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