Om Mani Padme Hum
Praise to the jewel in the lotus.
The jewel (enlightenment) is in the lotus (the heart centre). This is a traditional Buddhist mantra of Compassion. Often chanted to Kuan Yin, the Goddess of compassion, also known as the Mother of Mercy. Do you see the qualities of Kuan Yin in yourself? Patience, gentleness, kindness, empathy, purity and peace? These are all qualities of the heart, that can be found in the centre of the lotus. The lesson she teaches us is that we are One. She dissolves the illusion of separateness. Where in your life do you need to show more compassion? Is it to yourself? To a loved one? A colleague? A Neighbour?