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What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Post by quantumkev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:04 pm

Hello all,

I am a student of Buddhism and recently picked up a pendant with the Buddha on it, and this script on the back. Does anyone know what the writing says or means?

https://imgur.com/a/3OR6C55

I tried to directly embed the image using the img tages, but that didn't work. So thank you in advance for clicking on the link to check out the image of the back of my pendant.

I have a ring that has the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum on it in Tibetan script, and I have learned to recognize many of those symbols. But I have no idea what this means. If anyone could help at all, I would greatly appreciate it!

Many blessings...

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Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Post by yeshegyaltsen » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 pm

It looks like it's supposed to say Om A Hung

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Post by conebeckham » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:06 am

Yes-Om Ah Hung. Normally used on the backs of a thangkas during consecration.
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
- (Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, from his summary of "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning")

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Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Post by quantumkev » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:52 am

yeshegyaltsen wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 pm
It looks like it's supposed to say Om A Hung
Thank you for that. So what exactly does "Om A Hung" mean?

:namaste:

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Post by javier.espinoza.t » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:58 am

quantumkev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:52 am
yeshegyaltsen wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 pm
It looks like it's supposed to say Om A Hung
Thank you for that. So what exactly does "Om A Hung" mean?

:namaste:
it means natural body, speech/energy, and mind, respectively.
what are you doing

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Post by Lingpupa » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:16 am

quantumkev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:52 am
yeshegyaltsen wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 pm
It looks like it's supposed to say Om A Hung
Thank you for that. So what exactly does "Om A Hung" mean?

:namaste:
Body, speech and mind of the Buddha is a good start. As Cone says you may well find it written, usually in red ink, on the back of a proper thangka, behind the head, throat and heart of the deity on the front, which are the usual loci for body, speech and mind. But be aware that like so many vajrayana symbols they have multiple meanings. One example wold be reciting Ram Yam Kham (for fire, wind and water) over an offering to purify it, followed by Om Ah Hung to ritually consecrate it and make it wonderful is not an uncommon procedure.

PS Can we see the front?
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Post by kalden yungdrung » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:08 pm

quantumkev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:52 am
yeshegyaltsen wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:40 pm
It looks like it's supposed to say Om A Hung
Thank you for that. So what exactly does "Om A Hung" mean?

:namaste:
IN ADDITION:


Om = Nirmanakaya = third eye chakra - White
A = Sambhogakaya = Throat chakra - Red
Hung = Dharmakaya = Heart chakra - Blue

Used by Guru Yoga, where the Guru blesses our 3 Chakras, so that realization of these Chakras can happen, to the practitioner.
The best meditation is no meditation

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Post by Mantrik » Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:49 pm

I'm not sure if it is Tibetans or Indians obsessed with sets of 3, but there are loads of them.
Buddha Dharma Sangha
Guru Deva Dakini
Base Path Fruit (Dzogchen)
God the Father, God the Son..........oops, wrong lot.

I'm not sure these 3 seed syllables ever had an original universal meaning singly or together, but there are plenty ascribed to them now. Anyone know when all this started?
http://www.khyung.com

Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe
Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe
Thanno Garuda Prachodayath

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Post by amanitamusc » Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:23 pm

conebeckham wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:06 am
Yes-Om Ah Hung. Normally used on the backs of a thangkas during consecration.
Malcolm has a not so funny story about a felt tip being used on the back of a thangka. :jawdrop:

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Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Post by quantumkev » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:11 pm

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful replies! I am grateful for all the wisdom shared.

Someone asked if I could post a pic of the front of the pendant, and I will do that. I found it at a local antique store. I'm not sure it's really an antique, but it is very nicely done, and has a very good 'feel' to it. I will post a pic soon.


Many Blessings to all...

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Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Post by quantumkev » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:29 pm

Ok, so here is the front of the pendant:

Image

I think the position of the hands is interesting - I have typically seen them resting in one another, or clasped together as if praying. This seems different - one facing forwards, and one back. Not sure if that has any significance, but I thought it was interesting.

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Re: What does this mean? Tibetan script...

Post by heart » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:49 am

quantumkev wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:29 pm
Ok, so here is the front of the pendant:

Image

I think the position of the hands is interesting - I have typically seen them resting in one another, or clasped together as if praying. This seems different - one facing forwards, and one back. Not sure if that has any significance, but I thought it was interesting.
Looks like the hands are doing the turning the wheel of dharma mudra, that is the teaching mudra.

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