Proper recitation for nembutsu

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Re: Proper recitation for nembutsu

Post by arrau76 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:32 am

Admin_PC wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:31 pm
arrau76 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:53 am
Me too, I usually recite "Namo Amituofo".
What does "Omituofo" mean ? "Amituofo" ("Amitabha Buddha") or "Namo Amituofo" ("Namo Amitabha Buddha") ?
Yes, "Omitoufo" is just how "Amituofo" sounds to me sometimes.
Many thanks !

Namo Amitabha Buddha !

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Re: Proper recitation for nembutsu

Post by arrau76 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:42 am

如傑優婆塞 wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:59 am
What does "Omituofo" mean ? "Amituofo" ("Amitabha Buddha") or "Namo Amituofo" ("Namo Amitabha Buddha") ?
It's all the same meaning for Amitabha but depending on which part of Sinosphere and group one is in plus dialect differences in pronouncing the same name in Standard Chinese. At one time I recall there was that meaningless squabble in certain factions about which one is the best: Ahmituofo (some even squabble over should there be 'Ah' sound or just the short 'A' or the 'Ar') or Ohmituofo or Ermituofo. Then, there's the other one on 佛... is it fo or fu or fe ('fir' / 'fur') ... Don't get me started about the other rabbit hole when it comes to other Chinese dialects...

I doubt that the 48 Great Vows had all these inane Sinosphere pronunciation and dialect issues in mind... :rolleye:
I supposed it was for dialect differences, but I was not sure at all.

Many thanks !

Namo Amitabha Buddha !

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