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Om Tat Sat- I am That

‘If you apply your spirit and all your love, every day, to the practice of identification with the supreme being, the source of life, the first cause, the Father of all creatures, there will be a moment when it will be as though God himself and all his splendour, power, love and wisdom were with you. The initiates of India and Tibet all work on identification. They have this formula. ‘I am That’ which they repeat constantly for years. In this way they try to eliminate any notion of separation between human beings and the Godhead. God alone exists and human beings are simply one of his manifestations. After years of  practising this exercise of identification, an initiate is capable of working miracles. Yes, in fact, it is very simple, but human beings are busy with other things. They never think about identifying with the Deity; they prefer to identify with animals. When they have lived together for years, the master begins to look like his dog instead of the dog looking like his master! So, …

Video: Om Mani Padme Hum

For anyone who, like myself, loves singing and chanting sacred songs and mantras, I’m sharing a beautiful version of the OM MANI PADME HUM from the Youtube channel of Patricia Sáez Campos. It’s accompanied by lively Tibetan music and images of joyful children. The simplicity and happiness on their faces fills me with happiness myself. Here is also a brief extract from the master about the Buddha of compassion who was said to have given the mantra to humanity: All Buddhas are greatly venerated in Tibet, but above all, Tibetans venerate Buddha Avalokiteshvar. According to legend, he is the son of Buddha Amithabha, and it is he who first pronounced the sacred syllables: OM MANI PADME HUM. Legend also recounts how one day, on looking at the world of human beings and seeing their suffering and infinite misery, he was filled with such compassion that his head exploded into pieces. His father, Buddha Amithabha, then gave him ten heads, to which he added his own, and at the same time, a thousand arms came out of …