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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gate Gate Paragate πŸ™ Deva Premal πŸ™

Gate Gate
Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
Deva Premal
After a short description of the mantra, you can chant or listen to it 108 times with Deva Premal and the Gyuto monks of Tibet.

The mantra at the end of the Heart Sutra:
GATE GATE  PARAGATE  PARASAMGATE  BODHI SVAHA.

The key word is BODHI, a feminine noun in the vocative case, which means awakening. All the other words are also in the vocative feminine and therefore modify BODHI.

GATE means gone.

PARAGATE means gone to the further shore and is a stock Sanskrit expression used by Jains and Buddhists to refer to arahants. (The word PARA means the bank of a river opposite to the one on which one is presently standing.)

PARASAMGATE means completely gone to the further shore. (The prefix SAM is intensive in meaning: completely, thoroughly, altogether.)

SVAHA is an indeclinable particle from Vedic Sanskrit. It is said to be the name of the wife of Agni, the god of fire. It is used at the end of a recitation that accompanies a burnt offering made at a Vedic sacrifice (rather as "amen" is used at the end of a prayer in Christian liturgy). It cannot really be translated, since it is a performative word rather than a word that conveys meaning.

The whole mantra, literally translated, comes out a bit like this: 
"Oh awakening that has gone, gone, gone to the further shore, gone completely to the further shore. Amen."

More loosely translated, it means this:
"You Brahmin priests with your fancy fire sacrifices aren't the only ones who get people to heaven. We can do it without killing animals and wasting trees. So there."

Richard Hayes
Religious Studies
McGill University Montreal, Quebec
cxev@musica.mcgill.ca
http://www2.kenyon.edu/Depts/Religion/Fac/Adler/Reln260/Heartmantra.htm
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Allen Ginsberg's version:
"Gone gone totally gone totally gone over the top, wakened mind, So, ah!"

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English
Gone, Gone, Gone beyond Gone utterly beyond
Gone, Gone, Gone beyond Gone utterly beyond
Gone, Gone, Gone beyond Gone utterly beyond
Oh what an Awakening

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Gate, Gate, Paragate, ParaSam Gate Bodhi svaha
Gate, Gate, Paragate, ParaSam
Gate Bodhi svaha
Bodhi Svaha



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Teyata Gate, Gate, Paragate, Para Sam gate Bodhi svaha
Teyata Gate, Gate, Paragate, Para Sam gate Bodhi svaha
Teyata Gate, Gate, Paragate, Para Sam gate Bodhi svaha



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Loin, Loin, Jusqu'Γ  l'Horizon,
Au DelΓ  de L'Horizon, BΓ©ni Soit L'Γ©veil!

Far, Far, as Far as One Can See,
Beyond Horizon, Holy Be Awakening!

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Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone altogether beyond.
Oh what an awakening! All hail!
Gone, gone, gone beyond altogether beyond, Awakening, fulfilled!
Gone, gone, gone to the Other Shore, attained the Other Shore having never left.
Gone, gone, totally gone, totally completely gone, enlightened, so be it.


Tayata Om Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha
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Or... Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha......
Go, Go, Go beyond your ego!
Go beyond by completely overcoming ego!
Be awakened and establish youself in Bodhichitta!
Devote yourself to obtaining Boddhichitta....

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