No, the melody ChNNR sing the SoV is actually part of the terma which he received from Ekajati, if I understood correctly. When we sing the SoV in my Sangha it isn't really with a melody at all and quite fast.Pero wrote:The SoV was not always done in the way we do it now and it doesn't mean the way it was done before was wrong.Blue Garuda wrote:As for taking the SOV and creating a different presentation- not for me. We have a choice - stick with the version our Guru teaches, embrace the adaptations, or possibly embrace both. However, what popped straight into my mind was that if ChNNR saw a change as an improvement, he would teach it in a new form.
Whether or not ChNNR is content for people to shape the SOV in ways they may find more meaningful, he still teaches it to us in a particular form - I'm inclined to think that is important and unless he changes that form I'll follow it as he performs it, as best I can.