Buddhist hymns

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Mawkish1983
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Buddhist hymns

Post by Mawkish1983 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:01 pm

I do not want this to be a discussion about whether or not it is acceptable to recite passages from the Pali Canon in a tuneful manner, whether singing is permitted in the Canon nor whether any benefit can or cannot be gained through singing.


In Daily Buddhist Devotions by Ven. K Sri Dhammananda, it is written that parts are often sang as hymns in traditionally Buddhist countries: for example, the section entitled Saranatta-Mupemi (page 222-223 in my edition). There is no guidance about melodies or rhythms presented. Could anyone advise me where I might glean that information please?

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Re: Buddhist hymns

Post by cooran » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:25 pm

Hello Mawkish,

Interesting question. I found this by Paul Carus " Buddhist Hymns" :

http://library.uoregon.edu/ec/e-asia/read/budkins.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;"

Don't know how relevant it is though.

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Re: Buddhist hymns

Post by Mawkish1983 » Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:29 pm

Thanks Cooran. Looks very westernised/Christianised. I was really more interested in the traditional melodic chanting in Asian Theravadin countries. Thanks for the download though!

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Re: Buddhist hymns

Post by ryanM » Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:32 am

Wat Dhammamonkhon chanting of "Jaya Noy"

there's also one by Ajahn Chob that I'll try and find...

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Re: Buddhist hymns

Post by Goofaholix » Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:18 am

This looks like a starter. http://www.basicbuddhism.org/index.cfm?GPID=19" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and this http://www.dhammatalks.org/chant_index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you google "pali chanting mp3" you'll probably find what you're after.
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