The mantra of Padmasambhava called the Vajra Guru Mantra, OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU is one of the sacred mantra in Tibetan Buddhism which purifies your body, speech and mind if you recite it in a proper way.
The Vajra Guru mantra, OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM ,is pronounced by Tibetans: Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Péma Siddhi Hung.
OM AH HUM
The syllables OM AH HUM have outer, inner, and “secret “meanings. OM stands for the body, AH For the speech, and HUM for the mind. They represent the transformative blessings of the body, speech, and mind of all the Buddha’s.
VAJRA is compared to the diamond, the strongest and most precious of stones. Just as a diamond can cut through anything but is itself completely indestructible ,so the unchanging ,non dual wisdom of the Buddha’s can never be harmed or destroyed by ignorance ,and can cut through all delusion and obscurations.
GURU means “weighty”; someone replete with every wonderful quality, who embodies wisdom, knowledge, compassion, and skillful. Just as gold is the weightiest and most precious of metals, so the inconceivable, flawless qualities of the Guru the master make him unsurpassable, and above all things in excellence.
PADMA means lotus, and signifies the Lotus family of the Buddha’s, and specifically their aspect of enlightened speech. As Padmasambhava is the direct emanation, the Nirmanakaya, of Bud-dha Amitabha, who is the primordial Buddha of the Lotus family, he is known as” PADMA.”His name Padmasambhava, the” Lotus-born,” in fact refers to the story of his birth on a blossoming lotus flower.
SIDDHI means “real accomplishment,””attainment,””blessing,” and” realization.”There are two kinds of siddhis: ordinary and supreme. Through receiving the blessing of ordinary siddhis, all
obstacles in our lives, such as ill-health, are removed, all our good aspirations are fulfilled ,benefits like wealth and prosperity and long life accretes, and all of life’s various circumstances become auspicious and conducive to spiritual practice, and the realization of enlightenment. SIDDHI HUM is said to draw in all the siddhis like a magnet that attracts iron filings.
HUM represents the wisdom mind of the Buddha’s, and is the sacred catalyst of the mantra. It is like proclaiming its power and truth:”So be it!”
The essential meaning of the mantra is: “I invoke you, the Vajra Guru, Padmasambhava,by your blessing may you grant us ordinary and supreme siddhis,” ( Tibetan Book of Living and dying)