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Simple answer; both are sanskrit mantras, but the first is used mostly by Tibetan Buddhists, and the second by Hindus, especially followers of Shiva. There is similar intent in using each mantra, but there are also differences...

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Q: What is the difference between the two mantras- 'om mani padme hum' and 'om namah shivaya'?
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