Peixiu pronunciation

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Nicholas Weeks
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Peixiu pronunciation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » 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.
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

Master Hsuan Hua

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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.
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"

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Re: Peixiu pronunciation

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:50 pm

Pay-sew is fine - I thank you all. :bow:
Every time you recite Amita Buddha’s name, a ray of light shines through empty space. If you recite very sincerely, then this light fills up the universe, so that the energy of all worlds will be auspicious and harmonious.

Master Hsuan Hua


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