Paul Avgerinos & Anand Anugrah – Gratitude Joy 2


Paul Avgerinos and Anand Anugrah have joined together once again for this follow-up to Gratitude Joy, their well-received 2007 album. This time, they have focused on the hugely popular and powerful mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum.

As you sing and chant along with the mantra, or just listen in a contemplative receptive state, may you experience an increase in Gratitude or Joy. For as one of these grows in your being, the other will increase in you as well, helping to transform your very existence into higher states of being and consciousness.

The Meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum From Two Buddhist Masters, from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:

“It is very good to recite the mantra Om mani padme hum, but while you are doing it, you should be thinking on its meaning, for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast …. The first, OM … symbolizes the practitioner’s impure body, speech, and mind; it also symbolizes the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha…. The path is indicated by the next four syllables. MANI, meaning jewel, symbolizes the … altruistic intention to become enlightened, compassionate and loving…. The two syllables, PADME, meaning lotus, symbolize wisdom…. Purity must be achieved by an indivisible unity of method and wisdom, symbolized by the final syllable HUM, which indicates indivisibility…. Thus the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that in dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha….”

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