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    This is a long video, but I found it really interesting. About an American who went to Korea to study to become a monk
    7 years ago  
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    I learned about Jijang Bosal (Jizo in Japanese). Being a member of the Kwan Um School of Zen, we get chanting requests for deceased to JiJang Bosal.
    http://www.kwanumzen.org/wp-content/uploads/Memorial_ceremony1.pdf

    7 years ago  
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    I went to Zen Mountain Monastery. The beginner instructions was filled with foreign words. It was hard to understand. Buddhism is difficult for Westerns to grasp in part because there are so many strange foreign words that everyone assumes you know when they speak of Buddhism. Words in Chinese, Japanese, Pali, Sanskrit. Confusing! Then a whole bunch of vocabulary to discuss Buddhism in Korean.
    Haha. Just realized my complaint is that there are too many foreign words in those foreign languages. But come on ... do I really need to learn 5 languages just to figure out Buddhism?
    7 years ago  
    연주 When we learn about Buddhism, prayers and terms e.g. dhamma, khamma, etc. are all in Pali Sankrit.
    7 years ago
    Julia Interesting to know. Thanks.
    7 years ago
  4. Recommender: ElinYasGD
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    I thought it would be nice to learn the Heart Sutra chant and to write it out in Hanja. I know it is one of the shortest sutras, but I now realize that it is a big task for me because I don't know most of the Chinese characters.
    I wonder why Korean monks chant in Chinese? Maybe just a historical hold over?

    7 years ago  
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