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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Tibetan OM

Hello Friends, Colleagues and Blog Followers. I hope your week is going well. Today is Wednesday, July 12, 2017 and I hope your Thursday and Friday go well too. Today's post is about the Tibetan OM symbol (shown above). All Buddhist Mantras from the Tibetan Buddhist path usually begin with the OM sound and symbol: Om Mani Padme Hum, Om Ah Hung, Om Tare Tam Soha, etc. This because one is invoking the presence of beings who are enlightened and the OM sound is honoring the limitless consciousness, awareness and compassion of these beings. If you study the Buddhist texts and scriptures, you will discover that awareness is the solution to all problems encountered in life. It is ignorance that holds us back. So, invoking OM not only honors the enlightened presence of Buddhas and Bodhisatvas, but also reveals to them our desire to attain such a state of blessed consciousness. OM is not used only in Tibet. It is used in India (Hinduism) and in other Eastern paths. Yogananda even wrote that OM is the original sound form of the word AMEN used in most Western religions and spiritual practices today. OM AH HUNG. Regards, Namaste, Keith

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