clw_uk wrote:Does one have to chant in pali, can you chant in english?
Reason I ask is that I understand the chants more when I say them in english than in pali.
The Buddha did not believe in the notion of an ‘original,’ ‘pure’ or ‘sacred’ language as is clear from his exhortation that we could and should learn the Dhamma ‘each in your own language’ (Vin.II,139). He also stated that when teaching the Dhamma he would always adopt the language of his audience in order to be able to better communicate with them (D.II,109).
clw_uk wrote:One last question though, when in a temple would it be frowned upon so to speak if i chanted in english then or wouldnt it matter?
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