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.
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
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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).
If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true of false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.

- The Open-Ended Proof from The Panoplia Prophetica
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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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