As a traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice, stones are carved or painted with the mantra of Tibets patron saint of compassion (Chenrezig).
In so doing, good karma is created for both the artist & anyone who sees the stone. Tibetan text is the writing of the mantra itself in an ancient Sanskrit. It is pronounced
OM MANI PADME HUM.
(Umm Mar Nee Pard Me Um)
It is literally translated as "The jewel is in the lotus" & is known as the 6 syllable mantra.
This hand made mantra will bring good karma & blessings to those who look at it.
om mani padme om
Each Mani Stone is hand made whilst the artist is practising mindful meditation and imbuing very special spiritual energies, whilst chanting constantly over the stone to bring it into creation.
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.
Om - Generosity
Ma - Ethics
Ni - Patience
Pad - Diligence
Me - Renunciation
Hum - Wisdom
*Please note actual stone may vary slightly to the one shown in the above picture as each is individually painted.