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The repeated Twilight Zone number

In Architecture, Buddhist philosophical concepts, Colour photography, Fotografia, FujiX100V, Hedy Bach Photography, minimalism, Photography, Street photography, Words of music on 2021/09/08 at 04:00

According to Buddha

It is very good to recite the mantra 
Om mani padme hum,
but while you are doing it,
you should be thinking on its meaning,
for the meaning of the six syllables is great and vast.
om mani padme hum x1000 (at least)


a day or so ago Edmonton City Hall ~ Etown ~  Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ ~ August 2021

  1. The first word Aum/Om is a sacred syllable in various Indian religions. The word Mani means “jewel” or “bead”, Padme is the “lotus flower” (the Eastern sacred flower), and Hum represents the spirit of enlightenment. The middle part of the mantra, maṇipadme, is often interpreted as being in the locative case, “jewel in the lotus,” Sanskrit maṇí “jewel, gem, cintamani” and the locative of padma “lotus”. The Lotus is a symbol present throughout Indian religion, signifying purity (due to its ability to emerge unstained from the mud) and spiritual fruition (and thus, awakening).[10] Maṇipadme is preceded by the oṃ syllable and followed by the hūṃ syllable, both interjections without linguistic meaning, but widely known as divine sounds.

    • I remember one of my first yoga teachers saying the ‘correct’ Aum…and this is so lovely you share the connection here Shaharee ☺️🙏🤓compose a beautiful day ~ sending joy hedy ☺️🌞💫

  2. How weird! I’m just reading about meditation (Total Meditation x Deepak Chopra) and he has a whole chapter on mantras. Day one, OM, day two, HRIM……..! The first time I knew about Om mani padme hum was reading Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard, back in the 80s.

    • Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard will check it out ☺️🤓sleep is still my best meditation … I enjoy hearing mantras and singing bowls as well … lots to choose from these days ☺️💫have a still day Ashley 🤍🕊

  3. Sorry, Hedy, I should have mentioned your special photos with reflections of your day! 💐💐🙋‍♂️

  4. Wonderful reflections.

  5. Hedy… wow. The photos are just spectacular. Such a beautiful and perfect set of them too. The muted colours… this city lake of calm reflection…
    beautiful buddha sayings too. xoxo

  6. ‘Om mani padme hum’ is to be repeated and repeated.. while doing it is performing ‘dada’ art.

  7. Intriguing photographs, Hedy. Love the geometrics and reflections. 🙂

  8. Beautiful

  9. Beautiful! Stunning use of reflections. 🙂

  10. I used to say this mantra over and over for years, then forgot about it as life moved on in different ways. Thanks for the reminder! Oh and I love the soft attentiveness of this series of photos.
    Happy Wednesday 🌼🥳
    Alison 💕

  11. Wonderful geometrical reflections, Hedy! See you! 🙂

  12. May peace forever be yours dear heart
    and all those who read these words.
    a wonderful post Hedy
    hugs, Eddie

  13. There are some days when I feel like I’m in the Twilight Zone. And, it’s not for a few hours. But for few days or maybe a week or so. Long as I don’t see Rod Serling off to the side explaining my predicament to the audience.

    The train to Willoughby may not be too bad. It seems to be a nice town. 🙂 😉

    • fantasy and reality…time does feel blurry to me as well David…ambiguity is lingering in my hedy head…I’ve never watched the twilight zone…just I better take a look 🤓😱 sending joy hedy ☺️💫

  14. Your reflections in words and imagery are incredible Hedy.
    LOVE and sending more to you my friend!💖💖💖

  15. Quite beautiful, Hedy, the layers and the color palette – wonderful – and who would think a government building would provide such inspiration?? 😉 Happy new week to you!

    • There was a celebration happening as well but yes the new pool caught my eye first…I have no idea how time is going so fast…have a joyful day Lynn ~ hugs hedy ☺️🌞💛🤗

  16. Beautiful reflections.

  17. Hum. Hum. Hum.

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