Oṃ āḥ hūṃ: The Three Syllables

The seed syllables oṃ āḥ hūṃ (pronounced “hung”) represent vajra, or wisdom, body, speech, and mind. These syllables oṃ āḥ hūṃ adorn the forehead, throat,…

Dharani and Mantra

In Buddhist texts, we encounter two related but slightly different terms that refer to incantations or invocations associated with powerful properties. Dhāraṇī and Mantra both may involve the holding…