Why Six Syllables?.

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Why Six Syllables?.

Postby Osho » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:42 pm

Excuse my ignorance please.
Is there any significance in the six syllables or beats in most nembutsu chants and others such as Om Mani Padme Hum?
If so what is it?
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Re: Why Six Syllables?.

Postby ClearblueSky » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:35 am

I have been told that the six syllables both represent the six paramitas, as well as the intention of the mantra benefiting all beings of the six realms.
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Re: Why Six Syllables?.

Postby Osho » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:01 pm

What a lovely thought. Thank you.
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Re: Why Six Syllables?.

Postby muni » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:14 pm

"There is not a single aspect of the eighty-four thousand sections of the Buddha's teachings which is not contained in Avalokiteshvara's six syllable mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum", and as such the qualities of the "mani" are praised again and again in the Sutras and Tantras.... Whether happy or sad, if we take the "mani" as our refuge, Chenrezig will never forsake us, spontaneous devotion will arise in our minds and the Great Vehicle will effortlessly be realized."

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