Parallels: Example 2 – Tibetan symbols of Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum

Posted on Jul 22, 2009 in parallels


There is a small but growing number of Filipinos that believe that the symbols of the baybayin writing system have deeper meanings. It is not uncommon for letters, pictographs and symbols to have deep hidden meanings—even magical power, for cultures around the world have rich histories and stories connected to symbols, letters and written words. Other countries and cultures too have symbols and writing systems that were multi-dimensional, that is, their writing systems in application could not only be read as words and every day messages or chronicles, but also could convey that meanings that were profound, sacred or even used as divination. Norse, Druidic, Tibetan, Hindu and Hebrew many other samples will be shared at this website. For more examples go to Parallels.



Example 2

6 Tibetan symbols for the Buddhist mantra of Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum
Om
It is believed that the chanting of the syllables represented by these symbols helps one to overcome karmic cycles and reincarnation in lower states.
The Tibetans believe that these six symbols each represent the path of 6 Perfections walked by Buddha and all bodhisattvas.
Chanting the six syllables of this mantra purifies the six realms of existence in suffering.

For more examples go to Parallels.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *