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so i found this on you tube...and like the whole time they are chanting NAMU MyoHo RenGe Kyo ..

why?



it is actually quite hard to chant this way...lol
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So i forgot to put in...why are they chanting like this ?
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That's how its chanted in Nichiren Shu.

Are you asking nicely or just stirring the pot?
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Upaya Chapter

純一実相。実相外。更無別法。法性寂然名止。寂而常渉照名観。
There is only reality; there is nothing separate from reality. The naturally tranquil nature of dharmas is shamatha. The abiding luminosity of tranquility is vipashyana.

-From Guanding's Introduction to Zhiyi's Great Shamatha and Vipashyana
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Queequeg wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:05 am That's how its chanted in Nichiren Shu.

Are you asking nicely or just stirring the pot?
well like this is all news to me...i thought only that one illarazza does chanted like that...
so like they always chant like this...or just in certain ceremonies.

seriously i did not know...
it's like the worst ...my OCD is going to wreck havoc on me...

so do they ever just chant the Daimoku...

the reverend from Nichiren shu who did this funeral in Brampton ...i am pretty sure he chanted nam and not like namu all the time...
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Thanks for sharing! Lovely butsudan they have there!

Is the priest replacing the old Gohonzon with a new one?
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Minobu wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:29 am
Queequeg wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:05 am That's how its chanted in Nichiren Shu.

Are you asking nicely or just stirring the pot?
well like this is all news to me...i thought only that one illarazza does chanted like that...
so like they always chant like this...or just in certain ceremonies.

seriously i did not know...
it's like the worst ...my OCD is going to wreck havoc on me...

so do they ever just chant the Daimoku...

the reverend from Nichiren shu who did this funeral in Brampton ...i am pretty sure he chanted nam and not like namu all the time...
Generally, in Nichiren Shu, they chant, "Namu" not "Nam". It may sound at times like they drop the "u". That said, Fuji school lineages in Nichiren Shu also chant "Nam". The "Nam" is a Fuji school thing. Fuji school are the lineages that trace back to Nikko. Its really not a big deal unless people make it a big deal. Another silly issue to assert "I'm the best!" over, IMHO. More samsaric ego nonsense.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Upaya Chapter

純一実相。実相外。更無別法。法性寂然名止。寂而常渉照名観。
There is only reality; there is nothing separate from reality. The naturally tranquil nature of dharmas is shamatha. The abiding luminosity of tranquility is vipashyana.

-From Guanding's Introduction to Zhiyi's Great Shamatha and Vipashyana
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Queequeg wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Minobu wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:29 am
Queequeg wrote: Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:05 am That's how its chanted in Nichiren Shu.

Are you asking nicely or just stirring the pot?
well like this is all news to me...i thought only that one illarazza does chanted like that...
so like they always chant like this...or just in certain ceremonies.

seriously i did not know...
it's like the worst ...my OCD is going to wreck havoc on me...

so do they ever just chant the Daimoku...

the reverend from Nichiren shu who did this funeral in Brampton ...i am pretty sure he chanted nam and not like namu all the time...
Generally, in Nichiren Shu, they chant, "Namu" not "Nam". It may sound at times like they drop the "u". That said, Fuji school lineages in Nichiren Shu also chant "Nam". The "Nam" is a Fuji school thing. Fuji school are the lineages that trace back to Nikko. Its really not a big deal unless people make it a big deal. Another silly issue to assert "I'm the best!" over, IMHO. More samsaric ego nonsense.
Well just goes to show you all this time and had no idea.

There is a Tibetan tale about a guy who this Lama could see a Green Tara hovering over him. So when asked he told the lama how he chants. The Lama goes no no you got it wrong you pronounce it like this.
Next time they meet the Lama asks what’s wrong did you stop chanting and he says No. And thank you for correcting me.

Thing is once the guy got hung up and worried all about the pronunciation. Tara vanished
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