Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

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Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:23 pm

Greetings :namaste: ,

I have been trying to find information on or youtube video of the singing/chanting done by Khmer Theravada Buddhists on the day remembering the death of Buddha Siddartha Gautama. I have participated in the ceremony many years ago and remember the chanting/songs being very mournful and different than everyday chanting, but I can not remember the name in Khmer.

Thanks to anyone that might be of assistance.

Metta,
DS

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Re: Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:51 pm

Well, I have been looking off and on for some time, and now that I post a request here, I suddenly find the answer. Quite auspicious! What I was looking for is called Smot, and is a type of funeral chanting.



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Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings;
Radiating kindness over the entire world:
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,"

~ From the Karaniya Metta Sutta (Sn 1.8)

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Re: Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:56 pm

Greetings DS,
Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:51 pm
Well, I have been looking off and on for some time, and now that I post a request here, I suddenly find the answer. Quite auspicious!
Glad you found what you were looking for... for all its downsides, the Information Age is pretty cool!

:geek:

Thanks for sharing.

Metta,
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Re: Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

Post by Sam Vara » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:12 pm

I'm very glad you shared the fruits of your search. That's very beautiful chanting. I listened for a long time. :anjali:

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Re: Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 am

If you google smot chanting on youtube you find a lot. I remember when this was chanted in the temple some of the yay chee's had tears. I was the abbot to explain and he said this is when we remember Buddha's death, so it is sad.
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"Even as a mother protects with her life
Her child, her only child,
So with a boundless heart
Should one cherish all living beings;
Radiating kindness over the entire world:
Spreading upwards to the skies,
And downwards to the depths;
Outwards and unbounded,"

~ From the Karaniya Metta Sutta (Sn 1.8)

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Re: Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

Post by Dhammanando » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:48 am

Dorje Shedrub wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 am
If you google smot chanting on youtube you find a lot.
As the word gets inconsistently romanised as smot, smut, smaut, smoth ... etc., you'll probably find a lot more using the Khmer spelling: ស្មូត

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Re: Khmer Temple Song/Chanting for Nirvana Day

Post by Dorje Shedrub » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:19 am

សូមអរគុណលោក។
Thank you Bhante.

DS

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