Sunday, January 14, 2007

The wheel of life

Well!! My first post inthe new year has to be to be the wheel of life. This is a picture of a "MANE" with mantras inscribed on it in the bodhi language and the mantra goes as ' OM MANE PADME HUNG' which literally means the jewel in the center of the lotus. It is a mantra invoking the AVALOKITESWARA-the Buddha of compassion.This is the mantra to develop compassion towards all sentient beings which is the main underlying philosophy of Buddhism. All buddhists chant this mantra and also revolve this prayer wheel with the belief that the mantras inscribed on it will be carried by the wind horse(Lung Ta) in all directions to spread the feeling of compassion.
May the year 2007 be a year of peace for all

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