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Re: OT: What language is this?

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Saturday, October 25, 2008, 12:19
> Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...> wrote:
> Does anyone know which language this song:
> is in? The title says it was Sanskrit, but I am pretty sure > it isn't. After all, Sanskrit has predominantly polysyllabic > words and is recognizably similar to Greek and Latin.
I sent the video to a friend who is Buddhist. This is his response: It is Sanskrit but with a strong Chinese accent. The text is the Vajrasattva Mantra, also called the 100-Syllable Mantra. It is a prayer for purification, so the visuals have absolutely nothing to do with the text. It seems to be the rage these days to take the mantras and put them to music along with visuals for entertainment. Here's the Sanskrit (corrupted by Tibetan) with a translation of sorts: THE 100 SYLLABLE MANTRA OF VAJRASATTVA OM BANZA-SATTVA, SAMAYA MANU-PULAYA Oh Vajrasattva, keep your pledge, BANZA-SATTVA TVENO PATISHTA Vajrasattva reside in me, DRIDHO ME BHAVA, SUTOKYO ME BHAVA Make me firm, make me satisfied, SUPOKYO ME BHAVA, ANU RAKTO ME BHAVA Fulfill me, make me compassionate, SARVA SIDDHAM ME PRATYATZA Grant me all siddhis. SARVA-KARMA SUCHA ME Also make my mind CHITTAM SHRIYAM KURU HUM HA HA HA HA HOH Virtuous in all actions Hum Ha Ha Ha Ha Hoh BHAGAVAN SARVA TATHAGATA All the Blessed Tathagatas, BANZA MA ME MUNCHA, BANZA BHAVA Do not abandon me, make me indivisible, MAHA SAMAYA SATTVA Great Pledge Being. AH HUM PHAT Charlie