Medicine Buddha mantra, sanskrit romanization

This is a space for inquiries about various languages, translations, or anything else related to language.

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...)
"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?
User avatar
gnegirl
 
Posts: 386
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Waponi Woo

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.
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://atikosha.org
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔

Though there are infinite liberating gateways of Dharma,
there are none not included in the dimension of the knowledge of the Great Perfection.

-- Buddha Samantabhadri
User avatar
Malcolm
 
Posts: 11754
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:19 am

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
"Things are not what they appear to be: nor are they otherwise." --Surangama Sutra

Phenomenon, vast as space, dharmata is your base, arising and falling like ocean tide cycles, why do i cling to your illusion of unceasing changlessness?
User avatar
gnegirl
 
Posts: 386
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:22 pm
Location: Waponi Woo

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!
User avatar
Kaji
 
Posts: 232
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:16 am
Location: Perth


Return to Language

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

>