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February 25, 2014

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Got an emailed comment from someone who had a problem with the TypePad security software. I guess Om Mani Padme Hum, while full of meaning, is difficult if not impossible to translate. See:
http://www.dharma-haven.org/tibetan/meaning-of-om-mani-padme-hung.htm
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"My favorite mantra is one of the originals - om mani padme hum. It's full of meaning, so full in fact, that it works just fine because of the slipperiness of Sanskrit. If at anytime while using it, I am reminded of those meanings, I think back to it's literal (and Tantric) translation which makes me smile and that is the reason I meditate anyway.

Liked the writing."

Awesome site that you have! I have read through a few of your posts, and the views that you express in them are virtually identical to mine. I am 50 years old and live in the south metro Denver area. I got into meditation back in the mid '70s (TM was the big thing back then), lived and worked in rural Japan in 1989 and 1990, was involved for a while with the Unitarian Universalist Association, but find my peak experiences and deepest philosophical insights more often while hiking parts of the Continental Divide and slot canyons and island mountain ranges rising from the high deserts of western Colorado and southeastern Utah. I noticed that you have a link to The Rambling Taoist. I also like that site a lot.

This is an awesome post!i love to read your post!

meditation mantra


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