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You may be wondering what happened to all the pages that use to be here... Well, Wonder no more!!! They have been returned to the scattered electrons whence they came, and will (more than likely) never return. If you miss them, then you probably have my contact info, so contact me for anything specific. If this is your 1st time here, welcome to the highly devolved pages of me, down to this from 20 plus pages.

Peace & Blessings,
Steve Barr

Om Mani Padme Hum

Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum, out loud or silently to oneself, invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. Viewing the written form of the mantra is said to have the same effect -- it is often carved into stones and placed where people can see them.

Spinning the written form of the mantra around in a Mani wheel (or prayer wheel) is also believed to give the same benefit as saying the mantra, and Mani wheels, small hand wheels and large wheels with millions of copies of the mantra inside, are found everywhere in the lands influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.

It is said that all the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum can not really be translated into a simple phrase or sentence.

Expressing myself - and the feeling: