Tuesday, December 25, 2007

VAJRA GURU MANTRA

VAJRA GURU MANTRA
Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padme
Siddhi Hum

Pronounciation (Tibetan): Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hum.
Mantra for Peace, Healing, Transformation and Protection.


This mantra comes from Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Tibet. Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Rinpoche) was an Indian siddha who was invited to Tibet by King Trisong Detsen, to propagate the doctrine of Buddha. Because Padmasambhava’s teachings contain many hidden treasures intended for generations to come, he has become known as the most important Tibetan master.

What is Meaning of Vajra Guru Mantra?

To get a clear view of the meaning of the words, we divide this mantra in three parts:

Om Ah Hum / Vajra Guru Padme / Siddhi Hum.

These syllables have an outer, inner and secret meaning. The sounds and the intention during reciting purify on the different levels.

OM stands for the Body and also the essence of form,
AH stands for Speech and the essence of sound,
HUM for Spirit and the essence of spirituality.

At the deepest level OM purifies the way to a limitless compassion, AH to a shining nature and HUM realizes the kernel of heavenly reality.

The Vajra or Thunderbolt is the Diamond that stands for unlimited power – for great wisdom that cannot be destroyed by ignorance. Read about The Vajra or Thunderbolt

GURU stands for somebody who possesses a beautiful quality in wisdom as well as compassion; it signifies the outer and the inner master.
PADME or Pema means Lotus and in this text stands for enlightened speech.

SIDDHI means the real attainment, fulfillment of wisdom of all Buddha’s and brings the mantra into its consecration.

HUM for Spirit and the essence of spirituality.

Read More About PADMASHAMBHAVA. Meaning of Mantra in this post are from a booklet of Album Mantras from Tibet, ALBUM Title VAJRA GURU MANTRA. You Can listen Vajra Guru Mantra in this Audio CD "Mantras from Tibet".

Update:22/09/2008 Also listen
Padma Sambhava Mantra By Ani Choying Drolma Album "SELWA"
(Click Picture Below to Listen)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think there is also an another, Mantra of Guru Rinpoche, which is little longer than above.

Tibet Arts said...

Dear friend,
Thank You for reminding me, yes there is another long mantra of Guru Rimpoche too. 7 line prayer of Guru rimpoche. i will write about it.
Thank you for visit and hope you have enjoyed your time while you are at this blog.

Tibet Arts said...

Dear Friends ,
Please Visit The Vajra Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Rimpoche Mantra
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ

I don't know if you will be able to see the diacritics but this is the correct form of the Vajra Guru Mantra in Sanskrit. Without the diacritics the pronunciation is lost.

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