@stux you're welcome! I've chanted for you a bunch of times, like that time when you said you found money in a jacket!

@caranmegil That's ok, if anyone else wants to chant, feel free! I did it so that we could buy a home, and we got it!!
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@stux Haha, exactly! Well the translation of "nam myoho renge kyo" is "I dedicate my life to the mystic law of cause and effect through sound and vibration." So I just think of it as attracting the natural laws of the universe to yourself.
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@stux on an unrelated note, I also do "kitchen light magic" (if the light is dim, I mess with the switch and it gets brighter). @realcaseyrollins @caranmegil

@calculsoberic @realcaseyrollins @caranmegil Haha! You magician you! :blobcatgiggle: :blobwizard:

Well, tech is kinda magic right? Show an laptop to someone from 200 years ago and you will be burned xD

@stux ah, that's true! I think in the case of the kitchen light, the circuits are just old, and messing with them somehow gets them to connect. (My guess?!) @realcaseyrollins @caranmegil

@calculsoberic @stux
I like the Hindu chantings more, it's more musical and rhythmic. Though many phrases are same in both.

@mur2501 that's really interesting! Well some of it is from Sanskrit.
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@calculsoberic @stux
Yeah alot of parts of it are corrupted Sanskrit though I expected Pali, Nichiren took words from Sanskrit and Chinese alot

@mur2501 Interesting! Well, for whatever reason, I think it works. Maybe that's just the universe.
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@popolon
I know a little bit of Farsi as well as Arabic and both are very different languages to confuse (even though the writing script is similar). Siraj (or Shiraz) is a name in both Persians and Arabs, though yeah it is common with Persians more I think Arabs took the name during the Islamic conquest of Persia (as well as Persians took Arab words and names).

By the way Farsi is not just limited to Iran, Farsi is also the spoken as well as official language of Afghanistan and Tajikistan.
Interestingly, In Tajikistan Farsi is written in the Cyrillic (Russian) script instead of the Arabic script used in Iran and Afghanistan.
@calculsoberic @stux

@mur2501 @calculsoberic @stux And in China, there is a Tadjik community in Xinjiang, that keep Noruz festival tradition, and that's recognized as one of the official 56 nationalities of China. Kurdish spoke in Iraq, Syria and,Turkey is also an Iranian language. I don't know if that's mutually understandable.

Anyway the speaking sound of Farsi is really different of Arabian for sure, even if I know only few words in those two languages, it's really easy to distinguish them, perhaps due to several good friends in both language communities. I only ear the Arabian part of the song after writing the post. I still need to not answer to quickly ^^.

@popolon Even if there are similarities between those languages (like Farsi and Arabic), I could see there being a lot of subtleties that could be misunderstood or lost in translation! @stux @mur2501

@calculsoberic @stux @mur2501 yes, probably like French and English or Chinese and Japanese. The usage of a common vocabulary that was get in a language long time ago, often vary a lot in both language with time.

@popolon @calculsoberic @stux
This usually occurs when some sounds are more prominent (or doesn't exist) in one language compared to other.
For example the Iranian script adds two new letters to the Arabic script as some common phonetics of Farsi are not present in Arabic.

@mur2501 I didn't intend to debate about it, but if it's not for you, I understand.
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@mur2501 Not necessarily, you had just said "corrupted," so I thought you were saying it was wrong...
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@calculsoberic
Ahh no no no
I was talking about languages, In language sense corrupted means when two languages are mixed or word and sentences of one language is introduced to other languages with it's form and sounds adjusted to the new language. It has nothing to do with the meaning of words been right or wrong :ablobcaramelldansen:

Fun fact: The everyday spoken form of Sanskrit in ancient India was called Prakrit (Sanskrit is too much strict and perfected to be used as an everyday tongue). The word 'Prakrit' in Sanskrit itself means corrupted :ablobderpyhappy:
The word 'sanskrit' in Sanskrit means perfect or pure.
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@mur2501 Ohhhh, ok! Just one of those language things. Interesting!! I can see why in conversations people misunderstand each other all the time!
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@calculsoberic
This misunderstanding problem is also why Sanskrit is so strict in it's grammer and form, as it was used to write and read spiritual chants and scripts of Hinduism (later Jainism and Buddhism as well) so it remained perfected.

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