How did you learn to chant...?

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Myotai
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How did you learn to chant...?

Postby Myotai » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:51 pm

Just curious, I struggle to remember the Pali myself.

Did you have a strategy to learn?

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Re: How did you learn to chant...?

Postby Cittasanto » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:15 pm

I learnt during my time in the monastery, but daily practice is a must to remember them.
Start with the text and an audio recording is good (plus you can slow down the recording if you find the chant is too fast for keeping up :) )
“Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.
(The mendicants asked) What are the two [types of persons]?
(The Lord Buddha responded) The malicious, or the inwardly angry, and the one with (blind) faith or the one who holds things incorrectly.
Mendicants, these two [types of persons] defame the Tathāgata.”
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Re: How did you learn to chant...?

Postby Coyote » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:41 pm

I write the chant out and chant it every day. I can say my daily chants (pretty much) from memory now, even when I haven't chanted in a while. Though sometimes I look at the text.
I find learning the meaning helpful in remembering also, and it is good for contemplation.
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Re: How did you learn to chant...?

Postby Myotai » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:10 am

Thanks...I did think about writing it down...


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