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Please help...

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:34 am
by Jeff101713
I have been ready books on Pure Land Buddhism and the one answer I can not find is the English translation of the chant that is done by those who follow the Pure Land teachings. I follow the chants I have found on YouTube but don't know what they mean... Thanks...

Re: Please help...

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:32 am
by 如傑優婆塞
Link?

Re: Please help...

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:58 am
by vikas113
The main two practices in pureland Buddhism are reciting the Buddha's name and reciting the Amitabha Buddha's spiritual Mantra(Dharani)

I guess by chant you are referring to the Dharani of Amitabha Buddha which is in Sanskrit

Here is the English translation
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Re: Please help...

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:48 am
by SonamTashi
Dharanis, mantras, and name prayers like the nembutsu are generally not translated. They're not translated in English. The nembutsu is just Amitabha's name, so it doesn't make sense to translate. Dharanis and mantras generally don't translate into something with a literal meaning, so the meaning behind them is usually more abstract than a literal translation of them.

Re: Please help...

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:43 pm
by Admin_PC