Namasté, Wecome to The Myztickle Onion Blog. This precious young monk, his legs not quite in the lotus pose, illustrates that we do not have to achieve perfect form to have what really matters, a loving and respectful heart. "Namasté" means, The Spirit in mee honors the spirit in you; (i will treat you with respect, even if i do not understand or agree with you) (sea http://www.westwindcollection.com/home/ww1/smartlist_8/garden_statues.html) Namasté, "i honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells. i honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place in you and i am in that place in mee & wee are one." (sea http://www.westwindcollection.com/home/ww1/page/12/5) Namasté was also the name of Miche & mee show at the Jemez Mountain Trading Co. in May of 2004 (i think!), of which the first entry, TaRA was a part.
Prayers and mantRAs are carved into stones throughout the region by devout Buddhists. Most of these stones say, Om Mani Padme Hum. This photo was taken while trekking in the Himalayas at Nyurnging(Ghat), Nepal. The vertical prayer flags are called dhar cho or darcho - and send blessings on the wind...to bless those who place them and to benefit all beings. (sea http://www.westwindcollection.com/home/ww1/page/95/12) There are 2 mantRAs underneath the title of this blog, of which Om Mani Padme Hum is 1-The Jewel of Consciousness is in the Heart's Lotus. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig (Tibetan) or Avalokiteshvara (Sanskrit), the embodiment of compassion. This mantra is particularly associated with the four-armed ShadakShaRi form of Avalokiteshvara. (sea TaRA-January 2006) In most religious traditions one prays to the deities of the tradition in the hopes of receiving their blessing, which will benefit one in some way. In the vajrayana Buddhist tradition, however, the blessing and the power and the superlative qualities of the enlightened beings are not considered as coming from an outside source, but are believed to be innate, to be aspects of our own true nature. Chenrezig and his love and compassion are within us. Om Mani Padme Hum is the mantra of Chenrezig. In the words of Kalu Rinpoche, "Through mantra, we no longer cling to the reality of the speech and sound encountered in life, but experience it as essentially empty. Then confusion of the speech aspect of our being is transformed into enlightened awareness." Gen Rinpoche, in his commentary on the Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum said: "When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience. Päd, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom. Reading from left to right the syllables are: Om (ohm) Ma (mah) Ni (nee) Pad (pahd) Me (may) Hum (hum)(sea http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hung.htm) The six syllables are the seed syllables of the six realms of the wheel of life. Om is white and stands for the god realm; ma is green and stands for the demigod or asura realm; ni is yellow and stands for the human realm; pad is blue and stands for the animal realms; me is red and stands for hungry ghost realm; Hum is black and stands for the hell realm. Avalokiteshvara actually helps to bring all beings from the six realms into enlightenment. (sea http://www.exoticindiaart.com/product/TI52/) Prayer is in the Air!! (sea TempleGaia-May 2007) as i come aCross Karmapa's Dream Flag whilst blogging this Om Mani Padme Hum!! The blue is the sky (heaven), symbolizing spiritual insight and vision, and the yellow is the earth, the actual world of our everyday experience. As a reminder of absolute truth, the blue symbolizes the wisdom, or emptiness aspect of awakened being, while the yellow stands for the compassion aspect. The wavy intermingling of the two colors represents their inseparability. The interdependence shown in the flag can also be seen as the wisdom of Mahamudra, the ultimate realization of ones true nature. (sea http://www.dharma-haven.org/dream-flag.htm)
Mahamudra is believed to enable one to realize mind's innate purity, clarity and perfection. (sea http://www.clearlightnature.com/art4/fractal2.jpg)