Om Mani Padme Hum amulet, copper with Turquoise inlay.
Each of the 6 syllables has certain Sanskrit meanings that are important.
These oppose certain internal forces that cause suffering.
Om(ohm)- Om is the sound or “vibration” of the universe. This sound is the most important of all; but in the context of chanting and mantras, it is meant destroy attachments to egoand establishgenerosity.
Ma(mah)- Removes the attachment to jealousyand establishesethics.
Ni(nee)- Removes the attachment to desireand establishespatience.
Pad(pahd)- Removes the attachment to prejudice and establishesperseverance.
Me(meh)- Removes the attachment topossessivenessand establishesconcentration.
Hum(hum)- Removes the attachment to hatredand establisheswisdom.