Day three of the Spirit of Mantra meditation series is a collaboration with the Tibetan Monks, Gyuto. According to Miten, the Tibetan Buddhist mantra, “OM Benza Satto Hung,” is the crystallized version of a 100-syllable mantra. They are focusing on only four sounds because the 100-syllable is very hard for our Western ears to comprehend. They do include the full 100-syllable mantra by the Gyuto monks in the beginning and the ending of the mantra meditation. The Gyuto monks’ mantra is very unique to hear, and the sounds incredible. It must be hard to do them as they must be hard on the vocal chords.
Deva Premal broke down each sound of the mantra. “OM” activates the third eye and it is also where the masculine and feminine energy converge and become one. “Benza” means “diamond thunder bolt” and it means “indestructible, irresistible force”. “Satto” means “pure intention and non-violence.” “Hung” activates the throat chakra, and is the sound that opens the gateway between the heart and the mind.
This mantra is repeated 108 times, with the Gyuto Monks chanting the 100-syllable version of the mantra before and after.
OM Benza Satto Hung
I invoke the supreme purifying and protecting power of universal mind.
The vibration of this mantra opens the gateway between heart and mind, and supports me in keeping my intentions clear, with determination and single-pointedness.
(Disclaimer: All images, mantras, meanings, and inner tunings are courtesy of The Spirit of Mantra.)