Peixiu pronunciation

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Peixiu pronunciation

Postby Will » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:52 pm

Back around 800, the lay bodhisattva Peixiu wrote an excellent work on Bodhicitta.

I am sure that 'Payshoo' is far from correct, so please give me a good pronunciation of his name.
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Re: Peixiu pronunciation

Postby pueraeternus » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:09 am

Will wrote:Back around 800, the lay bodhisattva Peixiu wrote an excellent work on Bodhicitta.

I am sure that 'Payshoo' is far from correct, so please give me a good pronunciation of his name.


裴休 Péixiū (Paye-sew).
When I set out to lead humanity along my Golden Path I promised a lesson their bones would remember. I know a profound pattern humans deny with words even while their actions affirm it. They say they seek security and quiet, conditions they call peace. Even as they speak, they create seeds of turmoil and violence.

- Leto II, the God Emperor
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Re: Peixiu pronunciation

Postby Astus » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:38 am

With IPA: pʰei-ɕjoʊ
Further info here: Rules given in terms of English pronunciation

Note, however, that this is modern Mandarin. Pronunciation changed a lot and there are several dialects in China. Using Japanese (Hai-kyuu) or Korean (Pay-hyu) can be actually closer to the original.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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Re: Peixiu pronunciation

Postby Will » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:50 pm

Pay-sew is fine - I thank you all. :bow:
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