Medicine Buddha mantra, sanskrit romanization

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Medicine Buddha mantra, sanskrit romanization

Postby gnegirl » Sun May 01, 2011 4:48 pm

Ok....

How does one pronouce 'Bhaishjaye '? (pretty sure' bekanze' is probably close, but not exact...)
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Re: Medicine Buddha mantra, sanskrit romanization

Postby Malcolm » Sun May 01, 2011 4:56 pm

gnegirl wrote:Ok....

How does one pronouce 'Bhaishjaye '? (pretty sure' bekanze' is probably close, but not exact...)



Bhai as in "buy"

sha is in "sharp"

jye as in "Jye

I.e. very roughly buy-sha-jye

As it is spelled. Tibetans cannot, in general, pronounce the Sanskrit Ś or Ṣ syllable when it is inside of a word. So they substitute a "kh" syllable i.e. akha for aṣṭa, eight.
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Re: Medicine Buddha mantra, sanskrit romanization

Postby gnegirl » Sun May 01, 2011 8:42 pm

i was reading it as 'baish-ja-yay'

that makes a bit more sense
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Re: Medicine Buddha mantra, sanskrit romanization

Postby Kaji » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:53 am

I read bhaiṣajye (or bhaiṣajya) as "bhai-ṣa-jie" (or "bhai-ṣa-jia").

This is the version of Sanskrit transliteration for the Medicine Buddha Mantra:
Namo bhagavate bhaiṣajya-guru-vaiḍūrya-prabha-rājāya tathāgatāya arhate samyak-saṃbuddhāya. Tadyathā, oṃ, bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā.
Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!
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