Heart sutra in English

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  • Hoyu
    Member
    • Nov 2010
    • 2020

    Heart sutra in English

    Hi All,

    Found this video on youtube and thought it was great! Please enjoy....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTfS8QB4n3I[/video]]

    Gassho,
    John
    Ho (Dharma)
    Yu (Hot Water)
  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    #2
    Re: Heart sutra in English

    Thank you and Wow! Glad you did share that!
    I um... do not sound like that but my heart is in the right place

    Very nice

    Gassho
    Shohei

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    • Hogo
      Member
      • Feb 2010
      • 497

      #3
      Re: Heart sutra in English

      Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
      Gassho

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      • Kaishin
        Member
        • Dec 2010
        • 2322

        #4
        Re: Heart sutra in English

        Interesting to hear another take on the English chanting. I've been trying to memorize the Japanese phonetic pronunciation lately. Oddly, I think that a non-understanding chant can be more body-mind melding than one in a native language, where we may get too wrapped up in the words themselves.

        Cheers,
        Matt
        Thanks,
        Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
        Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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        • Onshin
          Member
          • Jul 2010
          • 462

          #5
          Re: Heart sutra in English

          Thank you for sharing that John. Dis you also look at the Korean version, or the evening bell chant, very beautiful.

          Gassho
          "This traceless enlightenment continues endlessly" (Dogen Zenji)

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          • Geika
            Treeleaf Unsui
            • Jan 2010
            • 4980

            #6
            Re: Heart sutra in English

            Originally posted by Matto
            Interesting to hear another take on the English chanting. I've been trying to memorize the Japanese phonetic pronunciation lately. Oddly, I think that a non-understanding chant can be more body-mind melding than one in a native language, where we may get too wrapped up in the words themselves.

            Cheers,
            Matt
            I agree, but inversely, I find the English chanting can take away the "mystique," that sometimes makes one think they are "Zennier/ Yogi-er than thou." I find that, at least, it is important to understand what one is chanting about...

            But at the same time, I guess all sound is just vibration anyway, connected to a thought...

            ...or no-thought

            OM
            求道芸化 Kyūdō Geika
            I am just a priest-in-training, please do not take anything I say as a teaching.

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            • Shinko
              Member
              • May 2009
              • 165

              #7
              Re: Heart sutra in English

              Originally posted by Amelia
              Originally posted by Matto
              But at the same time, I guess all sound is just vibration anyway, connected to a thought...

              ...or no-thought

              OM
              Yes, the vibration resonates through you as you chant.. but it is nice to know what it means!
              ~Gassho~
              Shinko

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