Ok, this time, I'm showing off the new t-shirt that sports the Tibetan script version of Om Mani Padme Hum - the Buddhist mantra... The meaning of this mantra is difficult to translate, but the use of the mantra is described as following, here.
Gen Rinpoche, in his commentary on the Meaning of said:
"The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful,
because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say
the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the
practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics,
and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and
patience. Päd, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.
So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom. The path of these six perfections is the path walked by all the Buddhas of the three times. What could then be more meaningful than to say the mantra and accomplish the six perfections?"
The t-shirt is from Tanya Smart on www. ozebaby.com.au...
I LOVE these "golf shoes", as Dave calls them... They are Pedoodles, and are also available on Ozebaby.