Sunday, May 25, 2008
OM! The universal mystical sound vibration. The sound of peace, compassion and meditation.
Om! should not be haphazardly uttered. When done without purpose, without inner power (Chi), it will only be a disturbing noise from the throat. But if you take a deep breath, let it sink to the base of your navel, and then aspirate with the Om sound with your throat wide open, the Om sound will become a powerful positive vibration! Try it.The esoteric mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum! is similarly forceful and powerful if chanted with the above breathing technique. The vibration is soothing to the listeners. This mantra has been chanted in a very wide variety of styles. It is also very popular with the accompaniment of musical instruments. This one from youtube is presented with traditional Chinese ensemble, (amongst the other instruments are the "er hu", Chinese flute, and the Chinese 2-string guitar) which I find it to be very soothing, powerful and full of positive vibration. It is from the album "Tibetan Incantations". Hope you enjoy this special and unique presentation as much as I do. (Unfortunately abruptly cut short to only 7.5 minutes in Youtube.)