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Well, @Omar067, pronouncing it using "key-oh" is fine. Splitting hairs won't help you. You seem
to be fixating on a pronunciation diacritical and locking out what does not fit your perception.
While I don't know which org you are with, the org that I am in is the Soka Gakkai International. For us, your effort counts much more than your perfection of pronunciation at this point. With practice and time you will nail the pronunciation.
Nam myoho renege kyo.
So, what you are saying is that if try my best to chant the mantra correctly, I will still obtain benefits from the even if I'm pronouncing the word wrong?
Of course. That;s exactly what @lobster tried to tell you in his first post, right at the top of the page.....
When I used to attend Mass, we had a visiting catholic priest from China, who assisted in the Mass.
His pronunciation of the "Our Father" was amusing to say the least (and he was the first to make a joke of it, so we were laughing WITH him, not AT him...).
Not one single person ever thought that simply because his pronunciation was off (and that's putting it mildly!) his prayer had any less resonance or significance.
It's not how you say it. It's your Intention as you say it.
Intention. Is. All.
And don't let anyone, no matter how expert or elevated they are, tell you any different.
Thanks for the advice. I really appreciate it.
Thomas Ashley-Farrand was one of the West’s foremost authorities of Vedic and Buddhist Sanskrit mantras. He was recognized for his flawless mastery of mantra practice by swamis, pundits, and shastris across India, and gathered more than 8,000 transliterated mantras—the most comprehensive body of these sacred sound syllables in the English language. He received initiations and blessings from a number of prominent spiritual teachers, including H.H. the Dalai Lama. His guru was Sadguru Sant Keshavadas of Bangalore, India, and he also followed Guru Mata, Sant Keshavadas’ widow, to whom he transferred spiritual authority on the banks of the Ganges before his passing. In addition, Thomas Ashley-Farrand was an expert in the practice of Vedic fire and water rituals. His published works include Mantra Meditation, Healing Mantras, Mantra Meditation for Creating Abundance, and more.
Well, the mantra that I'm trying to pronounce originates from Japan.
So instead of trying what people are encouraging you to try, you keep arguing back and telling us that every constructive, helpful and productive bit of advice is ok for everyone else, but not you.
Yeah, we're fine with that....
Buddhism didn't originate in Japan, so maybe you're barking up the wrong bonsai....
I meant no disrespect to anyone. I was just explaining how I was taught to say the words. I wasn't saying that your advice was not of any value to me. Also, I did not say that Japanese people know more about the religion of Buddhism than any other people of a different race. I'm great full that you guys even answered my question.
Too right!!! Its only fair...Don't let revenge play its sickening game with your mind. The strong people forgive. They show restraint and compassion.
However, i dont understand why anybody would want to give someone the death penalty.. Why should we give them peace????
For me, Death equals peace
If a monster commited a horrible crime towards one of my loved ones, i wouldnt want him dead , i would want him kept alive........ So i could torture him and put him through the same amount of pain they put others through....