- Jun 15, 2006
>"Namu-Amida-Butsu"This might be of interest. Just click and play the sound file and follow along. It certainly helped my pronunciation:>Is the "U" in 'namu' pronounced with a LONG U as in "mute" or a short
>U as in "must"?
>I have read somewhere that "ah mi tuo fo" as best as I can recall it,"Namo Amituofo" is the Chinese version I believe. Of the Chinese I've spoken with, the more learned speakers pronounce the 'uo' as the 'wa' in water or war. Others I've spoken to have treated it as a more or less silent letter. "Namu Amida Butsu" is specifically Japanese. "Namo Amitabha Buddha" is Sanskrit or Pali. In Korean it is "Namu Amitabul".
>is also a mantra used, please correct if not true.
Hope this helps a little. Wish I could provide more info, but newbie here myself.
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