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Meditation that increases your awareness

Hello and a warm welcome to all of you who seek awakening to joy and enrichment. I have often been asked if I have a meditation where you don't have to think so much while listening, and at the same time contribute to an awakening in consciousness. Below is the meditation I can really recommend and I remember the first time Anna Jones gave it to me on a CD she had burned herself, and I felt a strong connection and joy throughout the meditation. This has developed me over the years, and as I am self-taught in everything I do as a healer and medium, this meditation gives me masses of wisdom and new awareness every time I listen to it. I used to listen to it every day and it was invaluable in my awakening.

Aum Mani Padme Hum

Aum mani padme hum' is a four symbol, six syllable mantra from Tibetan Buddhism. Considered the Buddha's mantra, this powerful invocation is said to contain the essence of all Buddhist teachings.

Since there is no direct Norwegian translation for this phrase, the meaning in Norwegian has been interpreted in different ways, and the mantra is often used by Western practitioners as a sound sequence whose spiritual benefit goes far beyond the interpretation of the actual words used in the mantra. But understanding the meaning of both the symbols and sounds of this mantra can help us develop ourselves and raise our consciousness.

The 'aum mani padme hum' mantra stands for universal compassionate wisdom and method applied to the macrocosm of the environment through the microcosm of the self. It is an array of four; a set of symbols that reflect the integration of duality and polarity - the universal and individual, through and into each other, like metaphysical mirrors. The power of 'aum mani padme hum' is said to be activated by a fifth element, shri or hri, which refers to the divinity itself.

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Aum Mani Padme Hum

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Aum' (also spelled 'Om') refers to consciousness in its four states, and specifically in this mantra it symbolizes the universal macrocosm. 'Mani' means jewel and stands for the jewel which is the compassionate being. Within mania are the three jewels which are the Buddha, the Dharma (Buddhist teachings), and those around who understand the Dharma. Together they make the fourth jewel of integration called the vajra. "Padme" means lotus flower (symbolized by four leaves) and in this mantra the method symbolizes and contains four aspects, yantra (philosophy), mantra (sound), mudra (physical positioning) and tantra (integration). 'Hum' represents the notion of pleasure or gratitude, as well as microcosm and integration. It contains four (and sometimes five) parts; earth, air, water, fire (and ethereal) elements and represent the five forms of consciousness and the four foundations of attention.

Om is the infinite, but hum is the infinite in the finite, the eternal in the temporal, the timeless in the moment, the unconditioned in the conditioned, the formless as the basis of all form, the transcendental in the fleeting: that is the wisdom of the the great mirror, which reflects the void as much as the objects, and reveals the "emptiness" in things as much as the things in the "emptiness". Seeing things as parts, as incomplete elements, is a lower analytical knowledge. The Absolute is everywhere; it must be seen and found everywhere.” ~ Lama Anagarika Govinda, Foundation of Tibetan Mysticism.
The sound of aum used at the beginning of meditations and mantras also contains four parts. It is known as the unaffected sound, the sound of the heavenly realm - the sound that just is. There are A, U and M sounds in the pronunciation, and the fourth sound, the unspoken aspect, is the sound of silence.The Aum symbol (pictured) shows four main parts in its four curves, representing four different states or levels of consciousness. The fourth and peak state - being behind the veil - is symbolized as the point or dot above the fourth curve.
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The states of consciousness communicated in aum include the waking state and the dream state, which are the first two polarities, represented by the lower curves. These are the two main aspects of consciousness people generally go through on a daily basis. The third state, represented by the simple curve above the bottom two larger and more complex curves, is the deep sleep state, which is akin to being in a meditative state. The fourth state of consciousness represented in aum, the most developed and distinct state of this set of four, is deep awakening, known as the point of truth behind the veil of illusion. It is represented by the simple but clear mark at the very top, above the other states. It is the supreme state that is difficult if not impossible to describe, let alone achieve.

"The meaning of the six syllables is great and vast...the six syllables, om mani padme hum, mean that you, depending on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, can transform your impure body, speech , and mind into the pure exalted body, speech and mind of a Buddha.” —HH Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

As you may understand, this is a meditation with which you can really develop your consciousness. If you choose to listen to this meditation for a whole week, you will notice big changes in you. Good meditation!



These four states of consciousness are represented as the duality of polarity; the conscious, unconscious, subconscious and supreme consciousness. However, deeper philosophy also recognizes three transitional stages, one between each of the four stages, which equates to seven stages in total: the four main states of consciousness, and three more subtle transitional states.

The Hindu concept of Turiya relates to the four states of consciousness symbolized in aum. Turiya suggests that the first three states are parts of, and the lead to, the fourth state - the supreme state of consciousness, the state of bliss. Most Turiya philosophy points to the fourth state as the pinnacle of consciousness, but Turiya, the aum itself, and the mantra 'aum mani padme hum' each contain aspects that reflect the idea that the fourth state is made up of the first three parts, reflecting a process of development - an integration process.

The four parts of aum - the visual depiction of aum, the sound of aum, the philosophy of consciousness behind it, and Turiya, the integration of the three - reflect the matrix of four. Also, each of the four parts are matrices unto themselves, the intersections of duality and polarity.

Aum is based on four parts and reflects the duality of polarity in its deepening of human consciousness. Aum begins as a physically derived idea as well as a godly one, with the notion that it represents the sound of the creation of the cosmos. It expands on a basic understanding of consciousness, while eluding how to develop it: Aum, the unaffected sound, represents the immutable all-pervading forces of the universe, such as gravity, as well as consciousness. Sound itself has four distinct parts, and the fourth part is distinct and special among them - silence.
The symbol also has four parts, representing the duality of waking and sleeping, and the polarization of deep sleep and deep awakening. Like the stillness and integration of Turiya, Deep Awakening is the distinct and most profound fourth part of the set. It is Maya, depicted with a dot above with a veil below. Maya, described as an ocean of suffering, is of our own manifestation, whether personal or collective, and it requires piercing the veil to transcend it - to cross the Ocean of Suffering.

By embodying the mantra 'aum mani padme hum', and remembering the importance of the vital fourth part of the matrix - the stillness, the integration of duality and polarity, and the deep awakening - we are all able to improve ourselves and our consciousness, and lift those around us.

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