Saturday, 13 November 2010
The chant is that favoured by practitioners of the originally Japanese Nichiren school of Buddhism. Its repetition and sound act as a meditative chant helping the reciter to enter deep states of meditative bliss.
Literally it means South, non-existent, wonderful, sublime, The Law of Buddhism, Lotus Flower , scriptures.
Or translated more figuratively "I take refuge in the sublime Dhamma of the Lotus scriptures"- the Lotus Sutra or scriptures is a base teaching for Nichiren Buddhism which states that the Buddha is eternal and submits himself to the cycles of birth and re-birth in order to save humanity - similar to Christianity perhaps ?
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