Mon

25

Feb

2013

Nam mô A di đà Phật

Thích TríThiện writing "Nam mô A di đà Phật" in Vietnamese.
Thích TríThiện writing "Nam mô A di đà Phật" in Vietnamese.

Yesterday, Nirvana Day Service was a pleasant and memorable event for me.   Uncle Mo took his friend, JT from Oregon, to the service and they performed songs by Violin and Guitar after the service.  We also had surprise visitors and one of them was a Vietnamese Buddhist priest, Thích TríThin who had come to the service here before.  

 

What a treat!  I truly enjoyed such a wonderful music, meeting old and new friends, and Dharma Talk by Thích TríThin.   It was my first time to learn how to say "Namu Amida Butsu" in Vietnamese.   It was "Nam mô A di đà Phật."   I followed what he wrote and what he said, and finally got it.   I can now recite

Nam mô A di đà Phật in Vietnamese!

 

This event actually gave me wonderful opportunities to look for how to say "Namu Amida Butsu" in other languages.  It was very interesting because this was something I never done before.   After checking several sites of this theme, I found that Wikipedia provided the best information.   Based upon that informatiom, I added some phonetics and made easy to know differences as follows.

 

Language

Written As:

Phonetic

Japanese

南無阿彌陀佛(Kanji)

南無阿弥陀佛 (Kanji)

なむ あみだ ぶつ(Hiragana)

南无阿弥陀仏(Simplified Kanji)

なもあみだぶつ(Hiragana)

 

 

Namu Amida Butsu

Namo Amida Butsu

Namu Amida Bu

Nammandabu

Naman-dabu

 

 

Korean

南無阿彌陀佛(Hanja)

나무아미타불 (Hangul)

Namu Amita Bul

Chinese

南無阿彌陀佛(Traditional)

南无阿弥陀佛(Simplified)

Nāmó Ēmítuófó

Namo Āmítuó Fó

Vietnamese

Nam mô A di đà Phật/南無阿彌陀佛

Nammo Ayida Fut (Southern)
Nammo Azida Fut (Northern)

 

Sanskrit

नमोऽमिताभाय

Namo Amitābhāya

 

Now I'm thinking to practice "Namu Amida Butsu" sometimes in other languages. 

 

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Nguyen Hoang Hai (Monday, 05 August 2013 05:23)

    Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật - Namu Amida Butsu

  • #2

    Kosen (Wednesday, 09 October 2013 15:48)

    Namu Amida Butsu - Nam Mô A Di Đà Phật & Mahalo!