oṃ maṇipadme hūṃ
oṃ maṇipadme hūṃ (IAST)
[OM MAH-NEE PAHD-MAY HOOM]
“The jewel of consciousness is in the heart’s lotus.”
The above version is the original Sanskrit pronunciation. However, the Tibetan version (which has evolved somewhat from the original Sanskrit) is much more popular in practice. Below is the more common Tibetan pronunciation:
Use this mantra to unite the heart and mind centers. The circulation of energy through the centers below builds links among mind, will, and heart.
Oṃ – Activates the ājñā cakra just above and between the eyebrows
Mani – Sends energy to the manas cakra in the back of the head
Padme – Sends the energy to the anāhata cakra at the heart
Hum – Activates the Viśuddha cakra at the throat
Great Mani mantra
This Great Mani mantra is the most often chanted mantra in the world. Pulling energy from the lower cakras into the upper ones, it activates these centers and circulates energy around them, magnetizing the upper spine so that the energy in the subtle body becomes centered in the upper part of the body. The heart and mental cakras become predominant, leading to the ability to exist as a conscious entity without a physical body. When this mantra is chanted by anyone, all of humanity benefits.