"Om Mani Padme Hum" Is a Buddhist chant, containing all of the sutras and the Dharma in six syllables-- and which can be further reduced to a single "Om," or "Aum." Joseph Campbell said, “AUM” is a symbolic sound that puts you in touch with that resounding being that is the universe. If you heard some of the recordings of Tibetan monks chanting AUM, you would know what the word means, all right. That’s the AUM of being in the world. To be in touch with that and to get the sense of that is the peak experience of all. A-U-M. The birth, the coming into being, and the dissolution that cycles back. AUM is called the “four-element syllable.” A-U-M—and what is the fourth element? The silence out of which AUM arises, and back into which it goes, and which underlies it. My life is the A-U-M, but there is a silence underlying it, too. That is what we would call the immortal." (Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers book, p. 230). The chant, "Om Mani Padme Hum" can be understood to mean, "The Jewel is in the Lotus ("The Jewel" is the Buddha), and the complete phrase implied in these six syllables is, "and the Lotus is in the Slime at the Bottom of the Pond." In the world of non-duality, where all is One, The Jewel is the Buddha is the Lotus is the Slime. And Jesus and the Father are One. And Jesus said, "In as much as you have done it to the least of my brothers and sisters, your have done it to me." Jesus and the Father are One, and Jesus and the poor are One, and Jesus and the people of color are One, and Jesus and the LGBTQ population are One... and all are one with Jesus and with the Father and with each other. Om Mani Padme Hum makes us one with all people and all things. All our dichotomies are false dichotomies. All our distinctions are illusions. All our caste systems are abominations. All of that is present in "Om Mani Padme Hum." We incarnate that reality when we chant the chant and realize we are one with all that is. See?
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