The three manifestations. My practice retreat continues into the night . . . and the morning . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_in_Buddhism
From his eyes arose the sun and the moon, . . . from his mouth, the wind, . . . from his feet, the earth
(the nature of Avalokiteśvara)
Om Mani Padme Hum
(hrih is pronounced internally, not vocally)
is the manifestation of the Dalai Lama (Ocean Guru) as a Word,
as a Cundi or with the head of a Horse (Hayagriva)
In the beginning was the mantra and the Mantra was with the Lama, and the Word was Om Mani Padme Hum Hrih
(based on John 1:1)
OH MAMI PAY ME MMM
Once after watching a documentary about a nearby monastery in Sussex, I decided to visit. I stayed for the meditation which was an hour long and my attempt to sit in the full lotus for this time was unsuccessful. I did yoga but lasted maybe half an hour in the posture. As I was very raw my mind did not settle but towards the end of the meditation it was as if a great tranquillity was returning to normal consciousness. I was unaware of the time or who this 'return' belonged to. It did not seem like my mind that was returning. I was not psychic or particularly sensitive at the time, so it was unusual. As normal consciousness engaged, a gong chimed to denote the end of the meditation . . .
A monk came over to where I was sitting. A nearby nun went into rapture and total prayerful awe to be near what must have been quite a senior renunciate. I had no such sense of reverence and the devotion also clearly annoyed the Theravadin monk. He kindly spoke a few words to me, gave me a pamphlet on meditation and that was that.
Even though it barely belongs to his tradition. Even though it might still be inappropriate, this simple act was a manifestation of the compassion of Lokesvara.
Om Mani Padme Hum
coming soon . . .
oṃ a ra pa tsa na dhīḥ
and . . . Vajrapani