Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

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Rakz
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Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

Post by Rakz » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:57 am

Which is Namo Amitabha Buddha. Can it also be said as "Namo Amita Buddha?"

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Re: Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

Post by Aemilius » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:22 am

I have been taught it in the form Namo Amitabhaya, and as Namo Amitabha Buddhaya.
In the Dharani for Rebirth ( in Sukhavati) it is Namo Amitabhaya Tathagataya, http://www.sutrasmantras.info/mantra05.html
The ending ya means 'for' or 'to', as in Salutation to Amitabha.
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Re: Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

Post by Rakz » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:18 am

Aemilius wrote:I have been taught it in the form Namo Amitabhaya, and as Namo Amitabha Buddhaya.
In the Dharani for Rebirth ( in Sukhavati) it is Namo Amitabhaya Tathagataya, http://www.sutrasmantras.info/mantra05.html
The ending ya means 'for' or 'to', as in Salutation to Amitabha.
Gotcha. Thanks.

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