All posts tagged: Anahata chakra

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 …

The deer in the heart- Anahata chakra

A few months ago I was meditating in the Ashdown forest with some others disciples of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov. It was just before dawn, I was waiting for the sun to rise when I noticed a couple of deer a few metres away.  It was a magical experience- I stayed absolutely still and watched them from a distance. They stared back at me for several seconds before taking off in leaps through the trees. I felt  there had been some sort of communication between us. A few weeks later I was walking alone in the forest and again I saw deer, this time with  a young fawn. These dawn encounters touched my heart deeply and I began to try and interpret the message from nature. What do the deer symbolize?   In the Hindu system of the chakras (subtle energy centres), the heart chakra, Anahata is represented with green or green and pink petals and there is the image of a deer or antelope underneath the Sanskrit letter. Apart from shyness, deer represent gentleness to …