Tibetan inscription

Can any of you decipher this Tibetan inscription?

Mystery inscription in Tibetan

It was sent in by a visitor to Omniglot whose brother was given it at a Tibetan monastery.

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3 Responses to Tibetan inscription

  1. Anndra says:

    The lower mantra is the Mani Mantra:

    ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པ་ད་མེ་ཧཱུ

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om_mani_padme_hum

    I am pretty sure that the upper mantra is the mantra of Amitayus

    ཨོཾ་ཨཱ་མ་ར་ཎི་ཛི་ཝ་ནྡི་ཡཧཱ་སྭཱ on the stone more usually written

    ཨོཾ་ཨཱ་མ་ར་ཎི་ཛི་ཝིན་དཱ་ཡེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ

    Pronounced: om a ma ra ni dzi win da yé swa ha

  2. Chris says:

    See the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Om_mani_padme_hum for a good discussion of that lower mantra and a picture of a similar stone. It “means” something about a jewel and a lotus, but I guess the meaning is a bit fuzzy and lost to time.

  3. Luke says:

    I can read Nagari quite well, and Tibetan generally looks tantalizingly familiar…but not having properly studied it, I can’t do much with it.