Then you are surrounded in all directions and dimensions by diamonds, and also by lotuses. That is the meaning of padme.
Om mani – aahhh! The diamond…the diamond is the indestructible part of our being. Om mani padme hum, and the padme, the lotus, is our changing circumference. The diamond is our center, and the lotus, the cyclone, and we are the centers of the cyclone.
And what is the hum? It means nothing but emphasis. It simply means, as when you strike a rock with a hammer you say “Hummmm!” – that is hum. And the mystics have to strike on the rock of your unconscious…hummmmm!
Om mani padme hum…what a beautiful expression: the diamond and the lotus together. They are not colleagues; the diamond lives in a totally different world. The lotus knows nothing of the diamond, but the mystic has brought them together. The mystic is the magician. He brings things together which cannot ordinarily be brought together. Togetherness is his whole work, and this mantra represents the ultimate togetherness…
Of the mortal and the immortal,
of darkness and light,
of the changing and the unchanging…
Om mani padme hum….
I love it so much; that’s why, although I had decided to discontinue this series, in spite of myself I have to continue it.
A strange thing is happening today. My right eye is becoming blurred with a tear. It is because of Devageet becoming scratched – although only the unconscious, and that too is being scratched only in part, but still that affects my right eye. My left eye, which is always full of tears at such moments, is absolutely clear. This is happening for the first time. Ashu, you should be sad. My right eye is full with a tear. But I don’t really mean that you should be sad…soon my left eye will follow. Just go to the heights so the left eye also is full of tears…and the poor right will never be full of tears, only a small tear, but even that is rare.
Remember again Jonathan the seagull. Go higher. I will not be able to speak until my left eye becomes full of tears. Yes, the tear is appearing.
Tears are beautiful….
Tears and laughter,
life consists of only two things.