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Thursday, 21 June 2012

What is Gassho mean?

Gassho (Japanese pronunciation of the Chinese 合掌 he zhang ) is the translation of the Sanskrit "Anjali" . It is actually a mudra in Buddhism: The joining of the one's palms - held at the breast level - as a symbol of reverance, salutation or benedication. It is, for example, the traditional mudra across the Buddhist world when one formally takes refuge in the three treasures - the Buddha, the teachings (dharma) and the community (sangha).

In popular Japanese usage, gassho-suru means the joining of the palms - held at chest level - as a sign not really of thanks per se but veneration. When directed at a person it is a recognition - not of the personality - but of the "divinity" (the Buddha-nature) "within".

Namu Myo Ho Renge Kyo

* Reference to Ryhorikawa

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Due to this merits,
May I soon,
Attain the enlightened state of Guru Buddha,
That I may be able to librate all sentient beings from their suffering.

May the precious bodhi mind, Not yet been born in me, will arise and grow.
May the birth have no decline, and will increase forever more.

Namu Myo Ho Renge Kyo
Namo Buddhaya
Namo Dharmaya
Namo Sanghaya