Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

Tenso
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Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

Postby Tenso » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:57 am

Which is Namo Amitabha Buddha. Can it also be said as "Namo Amita Buddha?"
We are attracted by wealth, pleasures, good looks, political advancement and various other welcoming and enticing prospects: we are repelled by exertion, death, pain, disgrace and limited means. It follows that we need to train ourselves not to crave for the former and not to be afraid of the latter. Let us fight the battle the other way round—retreat from the things that attract us and rouse ourselves to meet the things that actually attack us.
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Re: Sanskrit version of Nembutsu

Postby 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

Postby Tenso » 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.
We are attracted by wealth, pleasures, good looks, political advancement and various other welcoming and enticing prospects: we are repelled by exertion, death, pain, disgrace and limited means. It follows that we need to train ourselves not to crave for the former and not to be afraid of the latter. Let us fight the battle the other way round—retreat from the things that attract us and rouse ourselves to meet the things that actually attack us.
Seneca


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