Print

Print


On Mon, 4 Nov 2002 07:41:10 +0000, Mat McVeagh <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>>From: Steg Belsky <[log in to unmask]>
>>
>>On Sat, 2 Nov 2002 09:02:25 +0000 Mat McVeagh <[log in to unmask]>
>>writes:
>> > If you look on the page
>> > http://www.geocities.com/elemtilas/ill_bethisad/minor_countries.htm
>> > it goes into Russia and China a bit. Personally I don't 'believe'
>> > what they say about Russia - the idea of Red (Great) Square being
>> > filled with Russian Buddhist fanatics chanting "Nam myoho renge kyo!"
>> > may be funny but it's not at all realistic :) - but I can certainly
>> > swallow the defeat of the Communist forces in China.
>> > Mat
>>-
>>
>>What does that chant mean, btw?
>>
>>
>>-Stephen (Steg)
>>"tii raflep suddari.hlao nga'amsh;
>>   akh ihkh raflep uzoi-tzat, i raflep-a tza'aurdzaasht-a uz,
>>   raflep-a ngausgaur sudtub."
>>      ~ solg tza'bambúti-a fa'taur datzaragtm
>>        (song of the BaMbuti in troubled times)
>
>No idea actually! There must be a Japanese speaker on here. It is a major
>Buddhist chant and is in Japanese; I presume it's Zen.
>
>Mat

First expounded by Nichiren, a severe critic of (patriarchal) Zen, among
other things.

Jeff