If you fell in love with Betti Roi and Ty Powers’ beautiful and enlightening meditation chant on Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga DVD, then you’ll be ecstatic when you learn that it is now available as a downloadable MP3! For those who haven’t heard it, here is a bit of background information about the mantra’s multiple interpretations.
The Six Virtues
In Buddhism, those who are on the spiritual path toward enlightenment aspire to live an unobstructed life, and in order to do so, they must seek the purification that comes with achieving the six pāramitās. Pāramitās are also known as virtues, and by achieving them the individual can transcend their ties to the realm of men and reach a higher state of being.
While one way to interpret theOm Mani Padme Hum Chant is as a representation of the six pāramitās, with each syllable being translated as one of the virtues:
•“Om” stands for the pāramitā of generosity.
•“Ma” stands for the pāramitā of ethics.
•“Ni” stands for the pāramitā of patience.
•“Pad” stands for the pāramitā of diligence.
•“Me” stands for the pāramitā of renunciation.
•“Hum” stands for the pāramitā of wisdom.
The Path Toward Enlightenment
Another popular interpretation of the mantra comes with the story of a journey. It begins with “Om,” which symbolizes the individual’s impurity at the beginning of their path to transcendence, in comparison to the purity of the Buddha. As the chant continues, “Mani” (which means jewel) symbolizes the individual’s altruistic intentions as they set out, “Padme” (which means lotus) symbolizes wisdom, or the knowledge they learn along the way, and “Hum” symbolizes indivisibility or unity. By unifying the steps on the journey, it shows the complete transition toward enlightenment.
No matter how you interpret the mantra, it is very powerful. Start your journey toward a higher state of consciousness today with the purchase of our Om Mani Padme Hum Chant!
Om Mani Padme Hum Chant by Betty Roi and Ty PowersThis is a wonderful chant. Review by Evelyn
I fell in love with this chant when I purchased the Insight Yoga DVD a couple years ago. I am so happy to see this download. In fact, a while back, I checked itunes to see if it might be available. Thank you!
(Posted on 12/6/2009)
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World-renowned yoga instructor Sarah Powers masterfully blends the yin and the yang of yoga, “integrating body, heart, and mind.” She mixes the popular yin yoga with flow movements inspired by Ashtanga and Viniyoga. Her approach to yoga is suitable for beginners, as well as experienced yogis.
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Since Sarah Powers’ yoga DVDs place an emphasis on the internal, mental aspect of yoga, her insights can be an excellent way to start the journey of self-improvement from the inside out. This means that you don’t have to be in tip-top physical shape to get started! Instead, work from the head to the heart and then out to the body, slowly building strength, losing weight, developing flexibility, and improving your overall well-being through Sarah’s beautiful blend of body, heart, and mind.
In addition to being a trained yoga instructor, Sarah has been trained in Buddhist Insight Meditation and has studied psychology at the graduate level. All of this knowledge makes her works incredibly valuable for both seasoned and aspiring yogis. In addition to the physical aspect of yoga, her in-depth training allows her to provide great insight into the psychological aspect of the practice as well.
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