The syllable Hri is associated with Chenrézigs, the fire element and compassion.
The commentaries on the syllables of the Tsog ’khorlo of Seed Syllables, practised in the Aro Lineage, offer a profound insight into the teachings:
‘Hri is the unification of the three spheres of being: emptiness – the sphere of unconditioned potentiality; energy – the sphere of visionary appearances; and form – the sphere of realised manifestation. Hri is the divisionless experience of being. Hri is the point-instant in which the seamless nature of reality experiences itself through the eternal moment of our awareness. Hri is the smile of discovery as we meet our natural state of total presence face to face – and recognise it as indistinguishable from the Mind of the Lama.’