A mantra is a sacred utterance, a sound that generates a vibration that arouses a spiritual or mysterious awe-inspiring that can be perceived by our inner eye or the sixth sense and describes us the presence or realisation of a divinity.
The word mantra is etymologically related to the word manthra in the avestic language meaning “sounds whose vibrations have an inspiring effect on the mind”.
Om – sacred syllable
Mani – “jewel” or “bead”
Padme – lotus flower
Hum – spirit of enlightenment