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Mantras

Mantras are sacred sounds that are believed to possess supernatural powers, practiced especially in Indian religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. The word "mantra" is a Sanskrit word, which probably means "that which protects (tra) the mind (man)."

  • Om Mani Padme Hum

    Om mani padme hum is a Tibetan Buddhist mantra. The basic English translation is "Om Jewel in the Lotus Hum" or "Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus... full article →
  • Om/Aum

    ## What does Om mean? In Hinduism, Om (also spelled Aum) is a Hindu sacred sound that is considered the greatest of all mantras. The syllable Om is composed of the three sounds a-u-m (in Sanskrit, the vowels a and u combine to become o) and the symbol's threefold nature is central to its meaning... full article →