Re: OT: What language is this?
|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
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