Om Mani Padme Hum (My Mother Is The World)
The Om Mani Padme Hum is a famous Hindu prayer which was first recited by Lord Krishna in the epic Mahabharata. It is often used as a greeting or to express gratitude. The phrase Om mani padme hum is derived from the Sanskrit word “om” meaning “I”, and “mani” meaning mother.
The Om Mani Padme Hum is commonly used in India to express appreciation towards one’s parents, grandparents, siblings and other relatives. It is usually recited during festivals such as Diwali and Holi.
It is also used in many films and television programs where it expresses gratitude towards the person or persons who have helped one out of their difficulties. For example: “Thank you so much for taking care of me when I was sick.”
In some cultures, the Om Mani Padme Hum is used to thank someone for helping them with something they needed. For example: “Thank you so much for teaching me how to play the guitar.”
The Om Mani Padme Hum is also sometimes used in order to say goodbye to someone. For example: “May your soul rest in peace.”
The Om Mani Padme Hum is also used as a word of gratitude for the smallest of mercies. For example: “Thank you for opening the door for me.”
The Om Mani Padme Hum can also be used as a way of asking for help. In this situation, the person expressing gratitude would say the phrase and then bow their head down to the person they are asking for help. For example: “Please help me with this math problem, oh wise one.”
The Om Mani Padme Hum is also used to ward off evil spirits. In this situation, the person expressing gratitude would say the phrase and then make a circle around them with their fingers and chant the phrase once again. For example: “Evil spirit, leave this place.
Om Mani Padme Hum.”
You can use this saying anytime and anywhere to express your gratitude towards someone or something. When you use it, make sure to make a lot of eye contact while you are saying it because that is very important in Indian culture.
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