Om Mani Padme Hum
Translation 1: Behold the jewel (of wisdom) in the lotus!
Alternative translation 2: Om the jewel in the lotus Hum
Alternative translation 3: Om, behold the jewel in the lotus, Avalokitesvara
ओम् : Om: The Way, Primordial sound, Amen, The Divine Plan and Process
मणि : Mani: Jewel (in Skt also: clitoris, glans of penis, amulet, precious stone, bell)
पद्म : Padma (Padme is a derivative): Lotus, the one of the Lotus, the teaching of the Lotus
हुम् : Hum :Mystical syllable associated with Avalokitesvara
Vanyah performs a typical version of this mantra http://youtu.be/IvA-LFGYYqc
Our spiritual family, the Amitabha family from Sirius or the so-called Western Pure Land is associated with the lotus. This sets us and our tradition apart from other buddhist, saivist, gnostic and christian movements. The lotus is and the Om Mani Padme Hum teaching is therefore central to all things Wayism.