Monday Mantra for October 9, 2017:
“Om Ami Dewa Hrih”
Om: The sound of the Eternal Universe
Ami: Infinite, limitless light
Dewa: Illuminated Deity of Buddha nature
Hrih: With self-respect and dignity
Also known as the Amitabha Mantra, “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” is recited to the Buddhist Diety Amitabha, who embodies pure discernment and Light. In chanting this mantra, one evokes the spirit of Amitabha Buddha, which is a pristine awareness free from delusion and attachment.
Often, the greatest thing holding us back is our own mind. Deluded thoughts and ideas about oneself and the environment have the ability to cause immense suffering in one’s life, and at times it can be difficult to lift this veil of misconception from one’s perception. A mantra such as “Om Ami Dewa Hrih” serves to guide the practitioner in the direction of liberation from deluded thoughts.
Recite this mantra to free yourself from thoughts and beliefs which do not serve you, and to allow the clear awareness and illumination of Amitabha Buddha’s essence to enter your mind.