I had this small stint working for an architect..back home in India… as a free hand artist helping him with the perspectives and renderings..and one of our projects was entirely based on Buddhist architecture. He even went all the way upto Nepal to study on it, and once back..our entire office was adorned with artifacts of the region and Buddhist chants being played 24X7.
For a person whose speed of work was directly proportional to the tempo of the music…well…it did me no good. My paint brush would move in synchronization with the chants…VERY VERY SLOW….and could never finish my work on time.
But anyways..this one was different..and I likd it (I cud definitely not be listening to the whole half n hour of it without getting impatient..(I go for faster numbers ;)..and I am defintely not a buddhist. )
Just happened to come across this after over a decade, and definitely felt it very refreshing and soothing.
Om Mani Padme Hum – The Mantra of Compassion.
"The mantra Om Mani Päme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful. Meaning of the 6 syllables :
Om - to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity,
Ma - helps perfect the practice of pure ethics
Ni - helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience.
Pä- helps to achieve perfection of perseverance,
Me - helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration
Hum -helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.
"So in this way recitation of the mantra helps achieve perfection in the six practices from generosity to wisdom”.)
..and..coming back to my interests in this region....personally for me, i really enjoyed working on that particular project, coz i like the architectural style there..especially the roof detailings..and the added colours which definitely brings in a mood of cheerfulness. Places which I am very keen on visiting at one point of time, in my life. (hope my husband sees this ;) )
u see the typical style in the roofs?
thats a seriously complicates stuff
a bit way tooo colouful