Mani stones, Ladakh


A mantram is a combination of sounds, of words and of phrases that, through virtue of certain rhythmic effects, achieves results that would not be possible apart from them.

The most sacred of all the eastern mantrams given out as yet to the public is the one embodied in the words:
Om Mani Padme Hum

There are various mantric forms based upon this formula and upon the sacred word which, sounded rhythmically and in different keys, accomplish certain desired ends, such as the invoking of protective angels, or devas, and definite work, either constructive or destructive, upon the planes.

The potency of a mantram depends upon the point of evolution of the man who employs it. Uttered by an ordinary man it serves to stimulate the good within his bodies, to protect him, and it will also prove of beneficent influence upon his environment. Uttered by an adept or initiate its possibilities for good are infinite and far reaching.

In Ladakh, in Northern India, Mani stones are made into walls, usually near temples – sometimes in the middle of scorched barren landscapes. Prayer flags and Mani stones are left throughout the country in remembrance of what is important – for blessings and unification with their inner world of spiritual beliefs.

Ladakh temple and mani stones
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2 Responses to Mantram

  1. Cosmicray says:

    Hi Albe,Yes, Mantrams are a good way to focus the mind on the Blessings we receive each day!
    However, I think that the Force gives each Soul its own Mantram and it is up to us to discover it!
    Using Om Mani Padme Hum is a good starting point but to keep using it is like carrying the stone!
    Let it go and discover your own!Cosmicray

  2. Anita Sommer says:

    I visited Ladakh the first summer it was opened to westerners. It took three days by jeep to get to Leh. A wonderful experience. I saw thousands of Mani stones. How can I buy one for myself? I live in Florida. Please respond and advise where and how I can buy a beautiful Mani stone.
    Anita Sommer, (305)361-1476

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