Pero wrote: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.
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.
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.