Hi how are you, I’m Jigme Wangchuck, Tibetan calligraphy artist.
I have an aspiration that the compassion mantra OM MANI PADME HUM can reach the hands of many people because it has many benefits such as focus, mental presence, more compassionate look with other people, cultivation of love and compassion among other benefits. I am experiencing this in my own daily experience and I wish more people had that opportunity.
With that in mind, I propose to offer, as a form of generosity practice, the digital file with the compassion mantra in high resolution in A4 format .pdf for you to print and frame or tattoo totally free with direct download.
What are mantras?
“Mantras are phrases of words and syllables recited over and again as an aid to concentration on a beneficial state of mind, in order to protect the mind from negative states.”
“When we are stressed in our mind, with compulsive negative thoughts, reciting mantras is a helpful, and side-effect free – method to calm down, quiet the inner noise, and generate more positive mental and emotional state. Buddhist practice, specific mantras can be used to bring the mind greater compassion, better clarity or deeper understanding. Mantras are a powerful tool that benefits not only spiritual practitioners, but anyone facing the challenges of modern life. ”
The meaning of the Mantra by His Holiness the Dalai Lama:
“It is very good to recite the mantra oṃ ma ṇi pad me hūṃ but while you are doing it, you should be thinking of it’s meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast.
The first, oṃ is symbolic of the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha. Maṇi means jewel, symbolizes the factors of method-the altruistic intention to become enlightened, through compassion and love. Padme meaning lotus, symbolizes wisdom. Just as a lotus grows from the mud, but is not sullied by the faults of mud, so wisdom is capable of putting you in a situation of non-contradiction whereas there would be contradiction if you did not have wisdom. … Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by hūṃ which indicates indivisibility …
Thus together these syllables mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, mind into the pure exalted body, speech, mind of a Buddha.