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    Kaikyoge

    Please, Kyonin or others, would you write down the Verse for Opening the Sutras?

    I don't know what I want to do with it, but it is so beautiful (the Treeleaf version), this contrast of "always encountered but rarely perceived" is stuck in my head since yesterday.

    Makes a difference to sotozen.net and the Nishijima/Cross-Translation.

    Or am I mis-perceiving?

    (I am attached to all this "perceive reality" stuff. I really must do something about it.
    Maybe sit. )

    Thanks a lot.
    Gassho,
    Danny

  2. #2
    Hi Danny,

    The exact wording is not what matters ...

    Sutra Opening Verse
    (Kaikyōge)
    (To be chanted 3X before Dharma Talk)


    The Dharma, incomparably profound and infinitely subtle,
    Is always encountered, yet rarely perceived.
    Now we see, hear, receive and maintain this,
    May we all realize the Tathagatha's true meaning.



    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    The exact wording is not what matters ...
    This is not pointing to words, I agree.
    But pointing beyond words can be done with words that connect differently to listeners.
    These connect deeply to me.

    Thank you.

    Gassho,
    Danny

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    It is very lovely in Japanese too ...

    MUJO JINJIN MIMYO HO HYAKU SEN MAN GO NAN SOGU GA KON KENMON TOKU JUJI GAN GE NYORAI SHINJITSU GI

    (Usually recited 3x in our Tradition, not just once as here)



    Gassho, J
    Last edited by Jundo; 11-04-2014 at 05:43 AM.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Jundo View Post
    It is very lovely in Japanese too ...

    MUJO JINJIN MIMYO HO HYAKU SEN MAN GO NAN SOGU GA KON KENMON TOKU JUJI GAN GE NYORAI SHINJITSU GI

    (Usually recited 3x in our Tradition, not just once as here)



    Gassho, J
    Thank you for this Jundo. =)

    Gassho
    Shingen
    Last edited by Jundo; 11-04-2014 at 05:43 AM.

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Gassho,
    Danny

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    Thank you, Jundo.

    Sounds really nice. I should do it from time to time

    Gassho,

    Kyonin
    Hondō Kyōnin
    奔道 協忍

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    Yay, there's a hiragana section next to the kanji! Very helpful to this one who can barely read Japanese.

    Gassho,
    Raf

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    Just a note that there was an extra syllable in the alphabet version of the Japanese I posted above that is not how I know the chant, nor how it is in the video. I have removed it. The correct version is ...


    MUJO JINJIN MIMYO HO HYAKU SEN MAN GO NAN SOGU GA KON KENMON TOKU JUJI GAN GE NYORAI SHINJITSU GI

    Gassho, J
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    Thanks Jundo!

    -Nandi - sat today

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