In consecration rituals, a Buddhist lama will first visualize the deity entering the artwork. Then, the lama will infuse that deity’s intelligence into the artwork by writing or simply envisioning the three syllables OM, AH, and HUM at the brow, throat and heart of the object. This is thought to seal the presence of the deity into the artwork for as long as the world of ordinary reality (samsara) persists. You can see these three syllables on the back of the painting, featured above.